GraphQL API in Magento 2

The new GraphQL API turns out to be one of the major moves in Magento 2.3, as written in our first blog post. Originally, GraphQL is a query language developed internally by Facebook in 2012 and has introduced a new era in web development since it was publicly released in 2015.

Let’s explore the advantages of using GraphQL API over REST API and the current state of GraphQL API in Magento 2.

Why GraphQL API?

As you might know, GraphQL has become the main API to support PWA Studio functionality and other custom storefronts. Magento introduced a layer of GraphQL endpoints as a communication protocol with PWA based storefront since Magento 2.3.0. There are still some gaps in GraphQL API coverage (not 100% of the functionalities available in Magento 2 are fully prepared), however its capabilities have increased with each release cycle of Magento. Continue reading

Magento PWA Demo

Sept 18, 2019 Update: We have just updated PWA Studio and Venia demo to the latest v4.0.0-beta.1. Scroll down to check out the new demo.

You may have heard about the Magento PWA before, read Magento’s announcement about it’s PWA priority, or awaited for a chance to get your hands on the Magento PWA … It is now time for you to start playing with it.

You can get started with our demo shop below which was built fully on Magento PWA Studio (beta). While this demo remains a work-in-progress and does not offer full PWA functionality yet, you can explore as a way of getting used to the Magento PWA frontend functionalities and possibilities of Venia Storefront.

Before heading to the live demo, you can have a quick glance at some of the pwa pages: Continue reading