Getting started with fauna-dev and grapql

I’d like to use fauna-dev for graphql development and testing.
Could you provide a couple of short getting started examples in your docs ?

I know my way around in the cloud dashboard and getting to know graphql using the dashboard but the jump to using it in fauna-dev means figuring out how to use the fauna-shell to set up a database, keys and so on as well as using the import endpoint.

A short getting started would really accelerate that learning.


Welcome to the Fauna forums! We’re glad to have you join us.

Have you seen the GraphQL quickstart section of our docs? I think it contains exactly what you’re looking for.


Between The GraphQL docs and the fauna-dev docs, everything is indeed there. For example which ports to use for GraphQL (from fauna-dev) and also how to POST a schema to them (gql API reference).

But there isn’t a straight walkthrough of how to import a schema and get going with Fauna Dev. The quickstart is focused on using the dashboard, which is the easiest way to do it, it is a “Quickstart” after all :slightly_smiling_face:. But @gearoid is trying to get started with the Docker image. In that case I agree a walkthrough to bring it all together could be valuable.