Graphile Starter 3.0 - Organize your Organizations!

Announced 2020-04-27 by the Graphile Team

The team behind Graphile are excited to release Graphile Starter 3.0 - an updated version of the opinionated quick-start project for full-stack application development in React, Node.js, GraphQL and PostgreSQL. Starter includes the foundations of a modern web application, with a full user registration system, session management, optimized job queue, a significant amount of pre-configured tooling, tests and much more.

Version three of Graphile Starter is focused on organization support. A Starter organization is a group of users (such as a charity, workspace or team) where one user is "in charge" and one person is a billing contact; with support for further permissions configuration. Starter 3.0 includes all the behaviours you'd expect from such a quick start project: creating, deleting and inviting users; inviting non-users; sending and accepting invite emails, re-assigning the ownership or billing contact; managing members; and controlling access to settings based on user role.

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Some of the things included with Starter, ready for you to take and extend:

Batteries included: full user system and OAuth with support for organizations or teams, AntD design framework, jest and Cypress end-to-end testing, security, email templating and transport, pre-configured linting and code formatting, deployment instructions, and more

Speedy development: easy debugging, Graphile's idempotent migration system, job queue and server middleware ready to use, hot reloading; not to mention deep integration with VSCode

Type safety: pre-configured type checking, strongly typed throughout with TypeScript

Best practices: React, GraphQL, PostGraphile, Node, jest and Cypress best practices

Full instructions and technical detail can be found on GitHub: Graphile Starter -

Using Version 3.0

It is intended that you use a "point in time" version of Starter - it's a starting point for your own projects. As such, you can't simply update your existing Starter project to this new version as there's no attempt at backwards compatibility.

Thank you Graphile Sponsors

Graphile Starter has been a labour of love, and would not be possible without our sponsors. We have recently joined the GitHub sponsors program and that, alongside Patreon, has been invaluable in giving us paid time to work on open source projects. Take Graphile Starter, go make some money, and then give back to help support further development on both the Starter and the Graphile suite of tools.

Click here to find out more about why and how you should sponsor PostGraphile development.

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