useHive

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Installation

yarn add @graphql-hive/client

GraphQL Hive Client

GraphQL Hive is a GraphQL schemas registry where you can host, manage and collaborate on all your GraphQL schemas and operations, compatible with all architecture: schema stitching, federation, or just a good old monolith.

GraphQL Hive is currently available as a hosted service to be used by all. We take care of the heavy lifting behind the scenes be managing the registry, scaling it for your needs, to free your time to focus on the most important things at hand.

Installation

npm install @graphql-hive/client

Basic Usage

Hive Client comes with generic client and plugins for Envelop and Apollo Server

With GraphQL Yoga

GraphQL Yoga is a cross-platform GraphQL sever built on top of the envelop engine.

import { createYoga } from '@graphql-yoga/node'
import { useHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const server = createYoga({
  plugins: [
    useHive({
      enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
      debug: true, // Debugging mode
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      // Schema reporting
      reporting: {
        // feel free to set dummy values here
        author: 'Author of the schema version',
        commit: 'git sha or any identifier'
      },
      usage: true // Collects schema usage based on operations
    })
  ]
})
 
server.start()

With Envelop

If you're not familiar with Envelop - in "short" it's a lightweight JavaScript library for wrapping GraphQL execution layer and flow, allowing developers to develop, share and collaborate on GraphQL-related plugins, while filling the missing pieces in GraphQL implementations.

Here's more on that topic.

import { envelop } from '@envelop/core'
import { useHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const envelopProxy = envelop({
  plugins: [
    useHive({
      enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
      debug: true, // Debugging mode
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      // Schema reporting
      reporting: {
        // feel free to set dummy values here
        author: 'Author of the schema version',
        commit: 'git sha or any identifier'
      },
      usage: true // Collects schema usage based on operations
    })
  ]
})

With Apollo Server

Thanks to the plugin system it's a matter of adding hiveApollo plugin to ApolloServer instance:

import { ApolloServer } from 'apollo-server'
import { hiveApollo } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const server = new ApolloServer({
  typeDefs,
  resolvers,
  plugins: [
    hiveApollo({
      enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
      debug: true, // Debugging mode
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      reporting: {
        // feel free to set dummy values here
        author: 'Author of the latest change',
        commit: 'git sha or any identifier'
      },
      usage: true // Collects schema usage based on operations
    })
  ]
})

With Other Servers

First you need to instantiate the Hive Client.

The collectUsage method accepts the same arguments as execute function of graphql-js and returns a function that expects the execution result object.

  • collectUsage(args) - should be called when a GraphQL execution starts.
  • finish(result) (function returned by collectUsage(args)) - has to be invoked right after execution finishes.
import express from 'express'
import { graphqlHTTP } from 'express-graphql'
import { createHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const app = express()
const hive = createHive({
  enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
  debug: true, // Debugging mode
  token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
  reporting: {
    // feel free to set dummy values here
    author: 'Author of the latest change',
    commit: 'git sha or any identifier'
  },
  usage: true // Collects schema usage based operations
})
 
// Report Schema
hive.reportSchema({ schema: yourSchema })
 
app.post(
  '/graphql',
  graphqlHTTP({
    schema: yourSchema,
    async customExecuteFn(args) {
      // Collecting usage
      const finish = hive.collectUsage(args)
      const result = await execute(args)
      finish(result)
      return result
    }
  })
)

Using the registry when Stitching

Stitching could be done in many ways, that's why @graphql-hive/client provide generic functions, not something dedicated for stitching. Unfortunately the implementation of gateway + polling is up to you.

Prerequisites:

  • HIVE_CDN_ENDPOINT - the endpoint Hive generated for you in the previous step
  • HIVE_CDN_KEY - the access key

The createServicesFetcher factory function returns another function that is responsible for fetching a list of services from Hive's high-availability endpoint.

import { createServicesFetcher } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const fetchServices = createServicesFetcher({
  endpoint: process.env.HIVE_CDN_ENDPOINT,
  key: process.env.HIVE_CDN_KEY
})
 
// This is your GraphQL gateway with built-in polling mechanism, in which the `stitchServices` method is called every 10 seconds.
startMyGraphQLGateway({
  // a function that resolves a list of services to stitch them together
  async stitchServices() {
    const services = await fetchServices()
 
    return services.map(service => {
      return {
        sdl: service.sdl,
        url: service.url,
        checksum: service.id // to check if service's schema was modified
      }
    })
  },
  pollingInSec: 10 // every 10s
})

Using the registry with Apollo Gateway

You can connect your Apollo Gateway with Hive client.

  • HIVE_CDN_ENDPOINT - the endpoint Hive generated for you in the previous step
  • HIVE_CDN_KEY - the access
import { createSupergraphManager } from '@graphql-hive/client'
import { ApolloGateway } from '@apollo/gateway'
import { ApolloServer } from 'apollo-server'
 
const gateway = new ApolloGateway({
  // Apollo Gateway will fetch Supergraph from GraphQL Hive CDN
  supergraphSdl: createSupergraphManager({
    endpoint: HIVE_CDN_ENDPOINT,
    key: HIVE_CDN_KEY,
    pollIntervalInMs: 15_000
  })
})
 
const server = new ApolloServer({
  gateway
})
 
server.listen().then(({ url }) => {
  console.log(`🚀 Server ready at ${url}`)
})

Usage Reporting configuration

Client Info

The schema usage operation information can be enriched with meta information that will be displayed on the Hive dashboard in order to get a better understanding of the origin of an executed GraphQL operation.

GraphQL Yoga Example

import { createYoga } from '@graphql-yoga/node'
import { useHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const server = createYoga({
  plugins: [
    useHive({
      enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      usage: {
        clientInfo(ctx: { req: Request }) {
          const name = ctx.req.headers.get('x-graphql-client-name')
          const version = ctx.req.headers.get('x-graphql-client-version') ?? 'missing'
 
          if (name) {
            return { name, version }
          }
 
          return null
        }
      }
    })
  ]
})
 
server.start()

Envelop Example

import { envelop } from '@envelop/core'
import { useHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const envelopProxy = envelop({
  plugins: [
    useHive({
      enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      usage: {
        clientInfo(ctx: { req: Request }) {
          const name = ctx.req.headers.get('x-graphql-client-name')
          const version = ctx.req.headers.get('x-graphql-client-version') ?? 'missing'
 
          if (name) {
            return { name, version }
          }
 
          return null
        }
      }
    })
  ]
})

Apollo Server Example

import { ApolloServer } from 'apollo-server'
import { hiveApollo } from '@graphql-hive/client'
import type { IncomingMessage } from 'http'
 
const server = new ApolloServer({
  typeDefs,
  resolvers,
  plugins: [
    hiveApollo({
      enabled: true, // Enable/Disable Hive Client
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      usage: {
        clientInfo(ctx: { req: IncomingMessage }) {
          const name = ctx.req.headers['x-graphql-client-name']
          const version = ctx.req.headers['x-graphql-client-version'] ?? 'missing'
 
          if (name) {
            return { name, version }
          }
 
          return null
        }
      }
    })
  ]
})

Self-Hosting

To align the client with your own instance of GraphQL Hive, you should use selfHosting options in the client configuration.

The example is based on GraphQL Yoga, but the same configuration applies to Apollo Server and others.

import { createYoga } from '@graphql-yoga/node'
import { useHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
 
const server = createYoga({
  plugins: [
    useHive({
      enabled: true,
      token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
      selfHosting: {
        graphqlEndpoint: 'https://your-own-graphql-hive.com/graphql',
        applicationUrl: 'https://your-own-graphql-hive.com',
        usageEndpoint: 'https://your-own-graphql-hive.com/usage' // optional
      }
    })
  ]
})
 
server.start()

The selfHosting options take precedence over the deprecated options.hosting.endpoint and options.usage.endpoint.