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.
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.
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
JSON files as well.
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.