Words of wisdom from the Ombud Front End team

In the past year at Ombud, the engineering team has been firing on all cylinders to reach our goal of becoming the premier intelligent content collaboration platform. The frontend team (all 5 of us!) has been particularly busy pushing out UI enhancements to our automated suggestions, redoing our authorization model, and updating how groups of users are uploaded into our system. …


If you’re adding more types, queries, and mutations to a GraphQL project, you may quickly find your initial type definition file growing in line length and complexity. Instead of housing all of your type definitions in one file, I have found success in breaking these out into different files based on application domain. Once all of your GraphQL components are located in different, smaller files, it becomes much easier for you (and members of your team!) to easily locate, modify, and evolve your schema. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to easily split up your type definitions using…


Using Google Cloud functions (or your favorite serverless computing provider) setting up a GraphQL Server has never been easier! I wanted to try my hand at setting up my first Cloud Function and found that James Hegedus’s tutorials in setting up a GraphQL server using graphql-server-express were hugely helpful in both wrapping my head around the pros and cons of cloud computing and the basics of setting up a GraphQL server! https://codeburst.io/graphql-server-on-cloud-functions-for-firebase-ae97441399c0. I, however, wanted to set up my GraphQL server using Apollo Server so that I could reap the benefit of using the same platform in both my client…


One of the most significant and gratifying steps that I have taken on my journey as a Web Developer was in hitting an established application’s API and incorporating that data into my own application. Getting a return result from OMDB, Google Maps, or the Dark Sky API mean that my JavaScript code worked in a context beyond creating simple loops or printing “Hello World” on my local machine. However, as I began to explore different Web App APIs I discovered stark inconsistencies in the quality of documentation, data, and ease of access between different sites. …

Chris Houdlette

Developer @Choozle! Denver, Colorado

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