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GraphQL + TypeScript Done Right.

nitrogql is a toolchain for using GraphQL in TypeScript projects. It can generate TypeScript types from your GraphQL schema and queries, and also provides static checking for your queries.

✨ Available Features

Static Checks for GraphQL

nitrogql CLI can perform static checks for your GraphQL schema and operations. They are helpful for catching GraphQL-related errors before you run your code.

Add nitrogql to your CI pipeline so that you never see GraphQL errors at runtime.

Screenshot of console in which `nitrogql check` is run. The output shows an error message saying `Type 'Strong' is not defined` for the line `body: Strong!` in the schema.
nitrogql can find mistakes in your schema definition.
Screenshot of console in which `nitrogql check` is run. The output shows an error message saying Field 'next' is not found on type 'Todo'` for the line `text` in a query operation.
nitrogql can also check your operations against the schema.

TypeScript Type Generation

nitrogql CLI can generate sophisticated TypeScript types from your schema and operations. This is useful for writing type-safe code with GraphQL.

Notably, types generated by nitrogql support source maps. This means that Peek Definition and Go to Definition features in your editor will guide you to the original GraphQL code rather than the generated TypeScript code.

Currently, nitrogql supports generating types for both server-side code and client-side code. For client-side code, generated types can be used regardless of UI libraries and with most of GraphQL client libraries without any additional setup, thanks to TypedDocumentNode.

Screenshot of 'Peek Definition' usage in VS Code. Original GraphQL code is shown as a definition of a mutation operation document.
Generated source maps let you see the original GraphQL code as a definition of GraphQL operations.
Screenshot of 'Peek Definition' usage in VS Code. For data fetched from the GraphQL server, GraphQL schema is shown as a definition of its type.
For fetched data, you can see GraphQL schema as its definition.
Screenshot of VSCode's hover tooltip showing a description of a field along with its type.
nitrogql's sophisticatedly crafted type also includes descriptions of fields. (Note: this features is not available for aliased fields. )

Loaders for GraphQL files

For client-side code, nitrogql recommends importing .graphql files directly from .ts files:

import MyQuery from "./query.graphql";

To support this, nitrogql provides a webpack loader and a rollup plugin that allow importing from .graphql files. Behind the scenes, these loaders convert a GraphQL operation into pre-compiled DocumentNode so that it matches the type definitions generated by nitrogql.

The webpack loader can cover webpack and compatible tools, including Next.js, turbopack and others. The rollup plugin can cover rollup and compatible tools, including Vite.

🛣 On the Roadmap

There is no features that are declared to be on the roadmap. We are considering what to develop next.

🤔 Under Consideration

Fragment Colocation

Currently nitrogql CLI does not support fragment colocation. Fragments must be defined in the same file as the operation that uses them.

We are still investigating what is the best developer experience regarding fragment colocation.

Plugin System

We are considering adding a plugin system to nitrogql CLI. We are planning to add more opinionated features to nitrogql, so these features are good to be implemented as plugins. Also, plugins will be helpful for extending nitrogql to support more use cases.

Watch Mode

Currently nitrogql CLI does not support watch mode. We are considering adding watch mode to the CLI. However, nitrogql is fast enough to run every time you save a file, so we are not sure if watch mode is really necessary.

Editor Integration

Editor integration will be helpful for efficient editing experience. However, we give low priority to editor integration because there are already many good editor plugins for GraphQL.