So, you want to hack on GraphQL Ruby! Here are some tips for getting started.
Get your own copy of graphql-ruby by forking
rmosolgo/graphql-ruby on GitHub and cloning your fork.
Then, install the dependencies:
You can run all the tests with
bundle exec rake # tests & Rubocop bundle exec rake test # tests only
You can run a specific file with
bundle exec rake test TEST=spec/graphql/query_spec.rb # run tests in `query_spec.rb` only
You can focus on a specific example with
focus it "does something cool" do # ... end
focused tests will run:
bundle exec rake test # only the focused test will be run
(This is provided by
You can watch files with
bundle exec guard
When a file in
lib/ is modified,
guard will run the corresponding file in
spec. Guard also respects
# test_via: comments, so it will run that test when the file changes (if there is no corresponding file by name).
pry is included with GraphQL-Ruby’s development setup to help with debugging.
To pause execution in Ruby code, add:
Then, the program will pause and your terminal will become a Ruby REPL. Feel free to use
pry in your development process!
This project includes some Rake tasks to record benchmarks:
$ bundle exec rake -T | grep bench: rake bench:profile # Generate a profile of the introspection query rake bench:query # Benchmark the introspection query rake bench:validate # Benchmark validation of several queries
You can save results by sending the output into a file:
$ bundle exec rake bench:validate > before.txt $ cat before.txt # ... # --> benchmark output here
If you want to check performance, create a baseline by running these tasks before your changes. Then, make your changes and run the tasks again and compare your results.
Keep these points in mind when using benchmarks:
GraphQL-Ruby uses a thorough test suite to make sure things work reliably day-after-day. Please include tests that describe your changes, for example:
Don’t fret about coding style or organization. There’s a minimal Rubocop config in
.rubocop.yml which runs during CI. You can run it manually with
bundle exec rake rubocop.
The lexer and parser use a multistep build process:
.rbfiles in GraphQL-Ruby
To update the lexer or parser, you should update their corresponding definitions (
parser.y). Then, you can run
bundle exec build_parser to re-generate the
You will need Ragel to build the lexer (see above).
If you start guard (
bundle exec guard), the
.rb files will be rebuilt whenever the definition files are modified.
To update the website, update the
.md files in
To preview your changes, you can serve the website locally:
bundle exec rake site:serve
To publish the website with GitHub pages, run the Rake task:
bundle exec rake site:publish