What is Apollo server?

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COO at Inoxoft, former .Net Software Engineer

Apollo Server is an open-source GraphQL server compatible with any GraphQL and Apollo Client. The server builds a GraphQL API that uses data from any source.

What is Apollo server?

Apollo Server can be used as:

  • An autonomous GraphQL server, even in a serverless environment
  • An app’s Node.js middleware add-on tool, e.g. Express or Fastify
  • A federated data graph gateway

Apollo Server provides:

  • An easy setup for client developers to fetch data
  • Iterative adoption, adding features per request or need
  • Compatibility with data sources, building tools, and GraphQL client
  • Ready-to-production mode to ship features faster

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