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StackQL Middleware and Playground Available

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Proud to announce the release of the first version of our middleware server and playground for StackQL.

StackQL allows you to query and interact with cloud services and APIs using SQL grammar and an ORM which is a direct reflection of a provider API, no database is required or implemented

StackQL Middleware Server

Our middleware solution allows you to use StackQL as a query language to interact with APIs, much like GraphQL - however, the query DSL is SQL, providing a friendlier, more data-centric experience for developers. As shown in the example below, developers can POST queries to a /stackql endpoint; the queries are parsed and executed by a StackQL runner via the middleware server.

As the StackQL middleware API server and runner are stateless, the solution is horizontally scalable. With cache and authorization to be implemented, the solution provides a flexible, robust, scalable, performant back end for applications.

Furthermore, using SQL semantics, developers can JOIN data between API providers and perform projections, filtering, aggregation, windowing operations, and more on simple or complex data types.

StackQL Playground

The StackQL Playground is a TypeScript app that connects to a StackQL Middleware Server, which provides access to backend APIs using SQL. Features of the playground include...

Explore API Providers

The StackQL Playground allows you to explore and query providers, services, resources, fields, and methods.

Submit Queries

Using the Playground you can submit queries to the /stackql endpoint of the StackQL Middleware Server.

View, Sort, and Filter Results

Query results can be sorted or filtered in the grid result set in the StackQL Playground app, JSON results can also be viewed or copied from the JSON results tab.

Save Results as CSV or JSON

Users can save results to local CSV or JSON files as well.

Generate Types

Furthermore, after modeling a query you can export the TypeScript types using the Get Types button.

Huge thanks to Yuncheng Yang for the work he put in on this!

You can find the complete code here to launch an environment using docker-compose, which includes the StackQL Middleware Server, a StackQL runner (runs the queries on the back end), and the StackQL Playground app.

Let us know what you think.