No REST for the weary. Or is it? Welcome GraphQL | Studencki Festiwal Informatyczny

16th SFI Academic IT Festival

- 2020 |
16 edition 2020

No REST for the weary. Or is it? Welcome GraphQL

Type: Lecture
Day: 28/03/2020 time: 10:00
Class: Aula Duża A
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Polish
SFI Edition: 16
Topic

No REST for the weary. Or is it? Welcome GraphQL

Abstract

RESTful APIs had become a widely used standard… even though there hardly is a standard. Painting everything in the same brush can cause unforeseen troubles such as:

– in a fast paced world, things change fast and REST does not support that,

– resource model is defined in advance and has fixed data structure, it’s not client-driven,

– fixed endpoint models quite often lead to fetching unnecessary data,

– often multiple calls are required to solve a single problem,

– building client applications require suitable backend endpoints to exist.

These pitfalls can be easily avoided by adopting GraphQL. Let me show you how.

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