Meta Refresh 2018

The web in your pocket

From REST to GraphQL

Submitted by Saloni Jain (@salonijain) on Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Technical level

Beginner

Section

Crisp talk

Status

Submitted

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Abstract

APIs are everywhere: we consume APIs, we produce APIs. The pace of delivering new features and updates are so important that we are continuously looking for smarter ways to expose and use APIs. In this talk, we will explore REST downfalls and why GraphQL is the future of Apps. We will also discuss how GraphQL lets you create your own story and becomes the missing link between frontend and backend developers.

Outline

  • Designing a UI Component server and query using GraphQL
  • Shortcomings of REST
  • How GraphQL addresses the shortcomings of REST?
  • What is GraphQL?
  • Why is GraphQL frontend friendly?
  • Hello World GraphiQL
  • Types of operations in GraphQL
  • Live Coding and Demos
  • What is the future?
  • Using GraphQL in real scenarios @ Adobe
  • Who is using GraphQL in industry?

Requirements

Familiarity with JavaScript and REST

Speaker bio

Saloni is a frontend engineer at Adobe working on adobe.com. She has been working on frontend technologies like Angularjs, Canjs, Vuejs. She loves to explore new frameworks and everything UX.

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Slides

https://www.slideshare.net/secret/p2Mrvl5w9NMSv8

Comments

  • 1
    Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 6 months ago

    Saloni, since this proposal was submitted last year, you will have updates. Plus we have been doing GraphQL talks since May this year. Consider revising this proposal and making it more current.

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