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RapidAPI, MongoDB answer the call for GraphQL support

As developer demand for GraphQL continues to heat up, more and more vendors are heeding the call and providing support for the API query language in their product lines.

Both MongoDB and RapidAPI have introduced GraphQL support in their products. MongoDB has added support for GraphQL in its Atlas database, which means developers can work on MongoDB documents with GraphQL in their JavaScript applications via Stitch, MongoDB’s serverless platform. Stitch helps developers implement application logic and integrate with cloud services and microservices, as well as build APIs.

GraphQL lets users query an API endpoint and get only the fields they want, rather than receiving the full payload of that endpoint, which is what you get with an HTTP request. This can boost application performance, said Nicolas Raboy, a senior developer advocate at MongoDB, in a blog post.

“Until now, being able to use GraphQL in your applications required a dedicated web service that contained schema information, resolve functions with database logic, and other middleware logic to sit between the database and the client facing application,” Raboy said.

It’s an advancement that developers should welcome, according to one observer.

Of late, the industry has focused too much on REST APIs as the main thing.
Randy HeffnerAnalyst, Forrester

“Of late, the industry has focused too much on REST APIs as the main thing,” said Randy Heffner, an analyst at Forrester. “The request/reply model that is primary to REST APIs is a critical foundation but not enough; there are numerous other interaction styles in the landscape of business — such as events, data view, data sync, process, remote views and file transfer. So, instead of an API strategy, enterprises should think about a ‘digital bonding’ strategy.”

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GraphQL is an important tool in the broad toolbox for digital bonding, Forrester’s term for extending API strategies beyond just REST-only APIs to encompass GraphQL and possibly other models.

RapidAPI aims for speed with GraphQL support

Meanwhile, with the addition of GraphQL APIs, developers can choose between GraphQL and REST APIs on the RapidAPI marketplace and then find and manage both types of APIs using a single SDK, API key and dashboard, said Iddo Gino, RapidAPI’s CEO and founder.

“I think that the biggest benefit of GraphQL is in areas where you have a lot of data and a lot of very structured data, being able to pull and query that data more easily in a single request versus having to do a lot of back and forth requests,” Gino said.

The RapidAPI Marketplace is used by more than a million developers, according to Gino. For API creators, the platform provides onboarding for publishing APIs, as well as interactive documents that enable users to test an API from a browser and begin using it. The platform also provides API management so users can monitor performance metrics.

RapidAPI may find an eager audience for the new GraphQL support. According to a recent developer survey on “The State of JavaScript,” of the 20,000 JavaScript developers surveyed, 21% said they had used GraphQL and would use it again. But it’s not a cure-all, according to Heffner.

“To have the option of using GraphQL is an important bit of industry movement,” he said. “GraphQL is a great tool in the toolbox, but only one among many, not a killer be-all/end-all — the way some talk about it.”

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The condition is what I’d call well used but reasonable. There are scratches here and there, and there’s discolouration around the mouse pad. But apart from that, condition is pretty decent.

The charger is also temperamental. It works fine, but certain plug sockets or extension leads cause it to drop out. This could just be the electrics in my house though… But it’s something I’d make perfectly clear to any potential buyer beforehand.

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Wanted – Windows laptop under ~£300

The condition is what I’d call well used but reasonable. There are scratches here and there, and there’s discolouration around the mouse pad. But apart from that, condition is pretty decent.

The charger is also temperamental. It works fine, but certain plug sockets or extension leads cause it to drop out. This could just be the electrics in my house though… But it’s something I’d make perfectly clear to any potential buyer beforehand.

Pictures attached. Would you still be interested given the above notes?

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Economic worry may be impacting HR budgets

On last week’s earnings call with financial analysts, Workday Inc. CEO Aneel Bhusri was asked for his opinion on the broader economic outlook. He was both vague and definitive. His company wasn’t seeing problems in its own product pipeline, “but there is no question there is uncertainty in the air,” he said.

In HR departments, the uncertainty has turned into action, according to Gartner. In a survey of 171 HR managers, 92% said they are now “prioritizing budgeting and cost optimization initiatives.”

This means HR managers are taking specific steps to control spending, said Daniel Dirks, managing vice president at Gartner’s HR practice. The most likely effects are on department hiring and technology buying decisions, he said.

A hiring freeze would be near the top of HR budget actions, “because it is relatively easy to do,” Dirks said. HR managers are also taking a hard look at their tech vendor contracts. They are “making sure what was promised in the contract is really being delivered,” he said.

But no worries, so far, in HR tech

The concern about an economic downturn is not turning up in HR vendor spending.

On Aug. 29, Workday, for instance, reported total revenues of nearly $888 million, an increase of 32% from the same quarter a year ago.

There is no question there is uncertainty in the air.
Aneel BhusriCEO, Workday

ADP LLC recently reported a revenue increase of 6% to $14.2 billion. Lisa Ellis, a MoffettNathanson partner who leads its payments, processors, and IT services business, described the increase as “great results” on a July 31 analyst call. Ellis also noted on the call that ADP’s guidance for 2020 “implies a pretty robust outlook on the U.S. economy.”

Venture capital (VC) investments in HR remain strong, according to HRWins, which reported nearly $1.5 billion in global HR VC investment in the second quarter. It sees 2019 VC investment outpacing last year by a strong margin.

Nonetheless, Dirks said there is a “change in sentiment and in mindset” in HR because of the economy. For the last 10 years, HR priorities have focused on finding talent and investing in tech; cost optimization is now emerging as a new priority. But Dirks said the new priority isn’t necessarily emerging at the expense of HR’s other priorities.

Gartner is also advising HR managers to play a broader role in watching the economy. It recommends teaming up with peers in finance and sales, for instance, to look at broader economic data.

HR managers have expertise in the labor market and may be able to identify market shifts. This could include, for instance, an increase in part-time hiring, if firms are becoming more conservative in hiring full time.

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Synologys 212j NAS drive – £50
Currently Diskless as the drives are in use but has been running flawlessly since new. Handy little NAS drive to backup key files.

Hazro HZ27WB Graphics Monitor – £90
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Chuwi Surbook 128GB SSD – £225
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Hazro HZ27WB Graphics Monitor – £90
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Chuwi Surbook 128GB SSD – £225
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For Sale – CLEAROUT: Synology NAS, Hazro 27″ 1440P Monitor, Chuwi Surbook (Surface pro copy).

Evening all, Doing a yearly clearout of IT Tech that i need to get rid of so first point of call would be on here.

Synologys 212j NAS drive – £50
Currently Diskless as the drives are in use but has been running flawlessly since new. Handy little NAS drive to backup key files.

Hazro HZ27WB Graphics Monitor – £90
Brilliant monitor used in my old IT job, advertised as a 10 bit panel with hefty specs, review and more information can be found here
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/hazro-hz27wc

Chuwi Surbook 128GB SSD – £225
Purchased last year. Intel Apollo Lake CPU, 6GB RAM with 128GB SSD with the surface pro form factor its a very capable little workbook. Bought for the mother in law but now moved on to a Ipad Pro. Backlit keyboard and Stylus pen also included.
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For Sale – CLEAROUT: Synology NAS, Hazro 27″ 1440P Monitor, Chuwi Surbook (Surface pro copy).

Evening all, Doing a yearly clearout of IT Tech that i need to get rid of so first point of call would be on here.

Synologys 212j NAS drive – £50
Currently Diskless as the drives are in use but has been running flawlessly since new. Handy little NAS drive to backup key files.

Hazro HZ27WB Graphics Monitor – £90
Brilliant monitor used in my old IT job, advertised as a 10 bit panel with hefty specs, review and more information can be found here
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/hazro-hz27wc

Chuwi Surbook 128GB SSD – £225
Purchased last year. Intel Apollo Lake CPU, 6GB RAM with 128GB SSD with the surface pro form factor its a very capable little workbook. Bought for the mother in law but now moved on to a Ipad Pro. Backlit keyboard and Stylus pen also included.
Full review here Chuwi SurBook | TechRadar

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For Sale – CLEAROUT: Synology NAS, Hazro 27″ 1440P Monitor, Chuwi Surbook (Surface pro copy).

Evening all, Doing a yearly clearout of IT Tech that i need to get rid of so first point of call would be on here.

Synologys 212j NAS drive – £50
Currently Diskless as the drives are in use but has been running flawlessly since new. Handy little NAS drive to backup key files.

Hazro HZ27WB Graphics Monitor – £90
Brilliant monitor used in my old IT job, advertised as a 10 bit panel with hefty specs, review and more information can be found here
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/hazro-hz27wc

Chuwi Surbook 128GB SSD – £225
Purchased last year. Intel Apollo Lake CPU, 6GB RAM with 128GB SSD with the surface pro form factor its a very capable little workbook. Bought for the mother in law but now moved on to a Ipad Pro. Backlit keyboard and Stylus pen also included.
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For Sale – CLEAROUT: Synology NAS, Hazro 27″ 1440P Monitor, Chuwi Surbook (Surface pro copy).

Evening all, Doing a yearly clearout of IT Tech that i need to get rid of so first point of call would be on here.

Synologys 212j NAS drive – £50
Currently Diskless as the drives are in use but has been running flawlessly since new. Handy little NAS drive to backup key files.

Hazro HZ27WB Graphics Monitor – £90
Brilliant monitor used in my old IT job, advertised as a 10 bit panel with hefty specs, review and more information can be found here
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/hazro-hz27wc

Chuwi Surbook 128GB SSD – £225
Purchased last year. Intel Apollo Lake CPU, 6GB RAM with 128GB SSD with the surface pro form factor its a very capable little workbook. Bought for the mother in law but now moved on to a Ipad Pro. Backlit keyboard and Stylus pen also included.
Full review here Chuwi SurBook | TechRadar

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