Netlify this week announced it has acquired OneGraph, a provider of a platform that simplifies the integration and management of application programming interfaces (APIs) based on the GraphQL query language.
Fresh from raising an additional $105 million in funding, Netlify CEO Matt Biilmann said Netlify is committed to an ecosystem through which developers will be able to consume a wider range of services via both REST and GraphQL-based APIs. OneGraph will provide the core foundation for adding support for GraphQL to the Netlify platform, he noted.
Overall, Netlify is trying to reduce the friction that developers encounter building web applications and the sites they run on, added Biilmann. That’s becoming especially critical as developers increasingly build microservices-based applications that invoke APIs to consume backend services that are made available via the Netlify platform, he added.
Earlier this year, the company made available Netlify Build Plugins that provide DevOps teams with a set of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows for building websites and web applications. Designed to be launched from within a Netlify platform, those plugin makes it possible to build a web application or website that can be launched directly from within a Git repository.
A recent survey of more than 3,000 Jamstack developers published by Netlify finds one-third of survey respondents have worked on sites serving millions of users over the last year. Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents (62%) work outside the tech industry, including in advertising and marketing (21%), media and publishing (14%), education (14%), financial services (13%) and business support and logistics (13%). Well over a third (38%) work for a technology company. About a quarter (26%) have more than 10 years of experience. Top Jamstack benefits cited by all types of developers are performance, uptime, speed of development, security, compliance and avoiding vendor lock-in, the survey found.