GraphQL is a powerful API query language that allows a web client to ask and receive the exact shape of the data it needs. As an alternative to REST, GraphQL promises to eliminate over-fetching data, reduce the need for multiple API calls, and let engineers move faster by leveraging the powerful developer tooling it enables.

PHP and GraphQL work great together, and whether you’re building a greenfield application or working in a existing codebase it’s easy to get started writing a GraphQL API.

This talk will introduce you to GraphQL, and demonstrate how you can build and use a such an API, in PHP, today.


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Dennis C. at 10:15 on 8 Jun 2019

It was good to see more proponent talks of GraphQL! Lots of good examples of how to implement your own GraphQL server. I hadn’t quite realized that this would be the focus, but enjoyed it nonetheless

David Park at 13:15 on 8 Jun 2019

So cool to see

Paul James at 21:11 on 8 Jun 2019

Great introduction to GraphQL. I would have liked to have seen more concrete examples or demos during the presentation.

Erik de Bos at 09:09 on 9 Jun 2019

Great intro, but superficial - would have seen some more on concrete application.

Alwin Drenth at 13:00 on 9 Jun 2019

Good introduction to GraphQL to get you started.

GraphQL is an interesting topic theoretical part of the talk was quite good, but next time it would be nice to see some practical demo, perhaps, sort of skeleton application (both PHP and client side).

Ronald D. at 14:53 on 11 Jun 2019

Well presented and gave a good overview of what GraphQL is.