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Are you ready to adopt GraphQL?

In this article let us explore GraphQL. Let us first understand what GraphQL is? GraphQL is a specification from Facebook. GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. GraphQL gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more by avoiding over fetching or under fetching of ...

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Build a Simple GraphQL API Service with Express

“I love writing authentication and authorization code.” ~ No Web Developer Ever. Tired of building the same login screens over and over? Try the Okta API for hosted authentication, authorization, and multi-factor auth. GraphQL has become an immensely popular alternative to REST APIs. The flexibility you get from using GraphQL makes it easier for developers to get any information they ...

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GraphQL as an API Gateway to Microservices

GraphQL was released to the public back in 2015, and like an animal raised in captivity, its first steps out in the wild were timid and went largely unnoticed. By now, however, it has garnered some major buzz, and with good reason: it solves some of the trickiest problems that are inherent in standard REST API architecture. Specifically, GraphQL allows ...

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Does GraphQL Reduce the Need for Documentation?

Before we begin, note that this post isn’t intended as an introduction to GraphQL. For a beginner’s guide, I suggest Derek Haynes’ Codeship post or howtographql.com. As a technical writer, I was intrigued by the claim that GraphQL reduces the time you need to spend on documenting an API and reduces the amount of documentation your application needs. I wanted ...

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An Introduction to GraphQL via the GitHub API

RESTful, JSON-delivering APIs are today’s default choice when building an API. However, there’s a new API kid on the block that’s generating considerable attention: GraphQL. GraphQL is an entirely new way to consume and build APIs. Done right, you can build wonderfully tight integrations that aren’t possible with REST APIs. Today, we’ll get firsthand exposure to GraphQL via the GitHub ...

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