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Slash DGraph Brings Managed Backend and No Code Services to the GraphQL Ecosystem

DGraph, a San Francisco based startup focused on providing a full-powered native GraphQL backend service that operates at a global scale, announced on September 10, 2020, the release of its premier product, Slash GraphQL. According to Manish Jain, CEO of the company, “Slash GraphQL takes away the work of building a fast and scalable GraphQL backend.”

The Slash DGraph platform provides a GraphQL data storage service that sits on top of DGraph’s graph database along with a set of graphical tools that allow developers to do GraphQL programming activities that are typically done in code.

For example, the Slash DGraph Schema Builder allows developers to create GraphQL types by entering a type’s name and description in text boxes and then use an array of slider controls to configure the type under construction. (See Figure 1, below.)

Figure 1: The Slash DGraph Schema Builder allows users to create GraphQL types graphically.

Once GraphQL types are defined using the Slash DGraph Schema Builder the types are saved automatically in the DGraph backend by doing nothing more than clicking the tool’s Deploy button. The required data storage capabilities are implemented automatically behind the scenes within the Slash DGraph service.

Developers can then add data to the DGraph backend using a feature called the API Explorer. Developers execute GraphQL queries and mutilations that have been automatically generated by the Slash DGraph platform without having to write a single line of code. (See Figure 2, below)


Figure 2: The Slash DGraph API Explorer allows developers to execute automatically generated GraphQL queries and mutations by selecting fields and adding data to text boxes without having to code.

Slash DGraph is intended to be a fully managed GraphQL service. It supports OAuth, ACL, and TLS based security. Also, the Slash DGraphQL backend is fully operational with technologies such as Apollo GraphQL, Postman, React, and Angular.

Slash DGraph is presently used by companies such as VMWare, Intuit, Siemens and Overstock.com, to name a few.

DGraph’s stated mission is to provide Google production-level scale and throughput to every developer working with GraphQL, as CEO Jain states, “with Slash GraphQL, developers click a button and are presented with a /graphql endpoint. They set their GraphQL schemas and immediately get a production-ready backend. Right away they can start querying and mutating data, without any coding whatsoever.”

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Slash DGraph Brings Managed Backend and Nocode Services to the GraphQL Ecosystem

DGraph, a San Francisco based startup focused on providing a full-powered native GraphQL backend service that operates at a global scale, announced on September 10, 2020, the release of its premier product, Slash GraphQL. According to Manish Jain, CEO of the company, “Slash GraphQL takes away the work of building a fast and scalable GraphQL backend.”

The Slash DGraph platform provides a GraphQL data storage service that sits on top of DGraph’s graph database along with a set of graphical tools that allow developers to do GraphQL programming activities that are typically done in code.

For example, the Slash DGraph Schema Builder allows developers to create GraphQL types by entering a type’s name and description in text boxes and then use an array of slider controls to configure the type under construction. (See Figure 1, below.)

Figure 1: The Slash DGraph Schema Builder allows users to create GraphQL types graphically.

Once GraphQL types are defined using the Slash DGraph Schema Builder the types are saved automatically in the DGraph backend by doing nothing more than clicking the tool’s Deploy button. The required data storage capabilities are implemented automatically behind the scenes within the Slash DGraph service.

Developers can then add data to the DGraph backend using a feature called the API Explorer. Developers execute GraphQL queries and mutilations that have been automatically generated by the Slash DGraph platform without having to write a single line of code. (See Figure 2, below)


Figure 2: The Slash DGraph API Explorer allows developers to execute automatically generated GraphQL queries and mutations by selecting fields and adding data to text boxes without having to code.

Slash DGraph is intended to be a fully managed GraphQL service. It supports OAuth, ACL, and TLS based security. Also, the Slash DGraphQL backend is fully operational with technologies such as Apollo GraphQL, Postman, React, and Angular.

Slash DGraph is presently used by companies such as VMWare, Intuit, Siemens and Overstock.com, to name a few.

DGraph’s stated mission is to provide Google production-level scale and throughput to every developer working with GraphQL, as CEO Jain states, “with Slash GraphQL, developers click a button and are presented with a /graphql endpoint. They set their GraphQL schemas and immediately get a production-ready backend. Right away they can start querying and mutating data, without any coding whatsoever.”

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Thimble Launches Insurtech API for Small Businesses

Thimble, the insurtech startup that helps small businesses succeed on their own terms, has released a new API for partners who serve the small business and professional services communities. With the Thimble API, partners can offer flexible insurance policies, available monthly or on-demand, to businesses within their own user experience.

The API can be integrated at no cost in just a few lines of code, granting immediate access to business insurance quotes for hundreds of professionals– from contractors and electricians to photographers and musicians. It will also generate new revenue streams for partners, either through commission on policies sold and on referral traffic, where allowed.

For Thimble partners, offering liability insurance is a core way to help professionals earn the trust of their customers, who are simultaneously interested in home services, yet cautious about letting pros into their homes. The API removes the friction that is traditionally associated with binding an insurance policy, issuing a bindable quote based on zip code and job type, via an application process that takes less than 30 seconds.

The Thimble API enables seamless access to a suite of requisite insurance policy offerings, as businesses enter a critical phase of economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The barometer for risk has been completely reset by the pandemic, and insurance is squarely at the top of the list whether you’re hiring or selling services. At our core, Thimble helps businesses earn trust with their customers through coverage that suits their needs. The Thimble API helps our partners provide this benefit to their own audiences of business owners, who need it more than ever,” said Jay Bregman, CEO and Founder of Thimble.

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Czinger set to launch its first 3D printed hypercar, 0 – 62mph in 1.9s

Automotive start-up Czinger is set to launch its first 3D printed hypercar, the 21C, in 2021. The mostly hand-assembled vehicle will begin at an eye-watering $1.7M and will be fully street legal in the US. The LA-based manufacturer plans to only produce 80 models and cites savings in weight, cost, and time as the main […]

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Author: Kubi Sertoglu

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Formnext launches 2020 3D printing Start-up Challenge 

Formnext, 3D printing’s largest European-based trade show, has launched the 2020 edition of its Start-up Challenge. Since it was announced earlier this month that Formnext 2020 will go ahead as expected, albeit with updated safety precautions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, preparations have begun for this year’s contest.  The competition is once again inviting […]

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Hoss Launches New API Monitoring Platform

Hoss, a Y-combinator backed startup, launched an API tracking and management platform today. The platform allows companies to track, monitor, and manage all the APIs consumed by their business across the board. Hoss built its platform because of the ever-increasing use of APIs across business and overwhelming issues related to those same businesses not having visibility into the performance of the APIs consumed.

“We are acutely aware that we are launching our solution during a unique moment in history when effective API tracking and management is more critical than ever to keep deliveries, online transactions, and contact-free interactions running smoothly,” Matt Hawkins, Hoss CEO and co-founder, commented in a company announcement. “Even outside of a global pandemic, 83% of all web traffic can be attributed to APIs, and the wide array of APIs that businesses consume continues to become more varied and complex.”

Hoss points to a report that around half of companies that knowingly utilize APIs don’t track them. Further, all signs point that API adoption will only continue to increase across businesses of all industries. Given these trends, the Hoss teams find it imperative that companies have better insight into the APIs they rely on.

The Hoss platform is available in a freemium model. The platform includes insight into API performance, error alerts, debugging assistance, and more. Learn more by signing up for a free account.

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Kumovis closes €3.6 million Series A funding round with PEEK medical 3D printing

Kumovis, a German medical 3D printing startup, has announced that it has raised €3.6 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by two additional partners in Renolit SE, the manufacturer of thermoplastic films, and Solvay Ventures, the Venture Capital fund of Belgian chemical company Solvay. Stéphane Roussel, Managing Director of Solvay […]

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Author: Anas Essop

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Rocket Crafters completes testing of 3D printed Comet engine 

U.S. space technology startup Rocket Crafters Inc. (RCI), has concluded testing of its Comet Series Hybrid 3D printed rocket engine.  Having completed 49 laboratory tests, the latest test firings were designed to be a large-scale proof of concept for Rocket Crafters’ STAR-3DTM hybrid rocket engines, ahead of a planned test flight later this year.  “We’re […]

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Anvil Open-Sources its App Server to Accelerate Web App Development

Software startup Anvil today announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
 
By making its runtime engine open-source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines, or on specialized Internet of Things (IoT) devices, as well as within their employer’s or Anvil’s clouds.
 
Traditional ways of developing web apps require knowledge of multiple languages and frameworks, creating a complex ecosystem that shuts out many programmers and slows down development. Anvil removes these bottlenecks, enabling any developer who knows Python to create web apps using its integrated development environment.
 
“Anvil’s goal is to fix web development, by making it easier and faster for the world’s growing base of Python developers to create web apps,” said Meredydd Luff, Anvil’s CEO and Co-founder. “By extending our platform and embracing open source, we’re enabling developers to create their own apps in the Anvil Editor, export them and run them anywhere on their own hardware with our new App Server. This gives developers even more choice and control. It also enables apps to run without needing an internet connection, making it ideal for IoT applications, remote locations or offline enterprise deployments.”
 
Anvil’s speed and flexibility are on show as developers and organizations around the world use it to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Baker Tilly, the 10th-largest accounting and consulting firm in the USA, which unlocked financial relief for its clients in record time by building a process for the just-signed CARES Act.
  • Australia’s MDU Public Health Laboratory, the first laboratory outside China to recreate and analyze the coronavirus, which uses Anvil to build and deploy essential tools for its COVID-19 response.
  • Broadcast engineer Ardian Lama, of Kosovar TV station Rrokum TV, who in two hours created and deployed a web app that enabled non-technical staff to collaborate as if they were in the same newsroom, and make changes – in real time and on-air – from the safety of their own homes.
  • Pablo Paniagua, a data scientist in Costa Rica, who quickly wrote an app to let people check when they could use their vehicle during lockdown. This went viral and was used by 2% of the country’s online population within 48 hours. 

“When the CARES Act was passed, we needed to help our clients access relief – fast. Using Anvil, we were able to deploy an all-new, secure web-based process for coordinating applicants and lenders incredibly quickly,” said Todd Bernhardt, Partner, Baker Tilly. “We opened it to clients on the 2nd of April: that’s less than six days after the law was signed, and just four business days after we started development. Deploying applications with Anvil is as fast as any alternative we have tried.”
 
Anvil’s development environment combines coding simplicity with powerful performance, allowing the creation of full stack web apps in minutes – bringing the power and speed of classic RAD tools like Visual Basic to the modern web. Previously, developers using Anvil could create and run their web apps hosted in Anvil’s cloud, or in their employer’s private cloud. The new open source App Server allows them to export an app and run it anywhere, without relying on the Anvil cloud or any internet connection.

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Korean bioprinting startup develops 3D respiratory epithelium model for virus research

CLECELL, a Korean 3D bioprinting startup, has developed a respiratory epithelium model using its proprietary 3D bioprinting technology. The respiratory epithelium is found lining most of the respiratory tract. A model of the respiratory epithelium can potentially become a testbed for various viruses. CLECELL conducted research on respiratory epithelium models using its 3D bioprinter, the […]

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Author: Anas Essop