Does GraphQL signal the end of REST APIs? Does GraphQL really solve problems the REST pattern fails to address? Can the two be used in a complementary way?

In this session, we’ll take a high-level look at what GraphQL offers, as well as use cases where GraphQL is a good fit – and those where it isn’t. We’ll also explore what it takes to write code that consumes GraphQL, and the code that provides a GraphQL interface.


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Yannick Voyer at 11:53 on 21 May 2019

Great explanation, the playground example helped a lot to see it in action

I'm not familiar with this topic. The talk was over my head at times. Came together when demo was done. Although not the demo expected to be delivered by the lecture.

Good, but assumed a lot in terms of audience familiarity

John Congdon at 08:36 on 22 May 2019

Ptah did a great job presenting. I love his energy and speaking style. I already had a good idea about GraphQL, and was trying to watch from a newbies perspective. I would have like to have seen a more of a description of what GraphQL is, the problems it is trying to fix, and most importantly; examples.

I understand you were having laptop issues, which definitely is a downer as you are about to give a presentation. I'm happy that someone pointed you to playground. But even when we got there, a little more discussion about the query syntax would have been nice.

And a little more about how the backend is setup to send the data our for a request would have been nice.

This one was a little to theory based for me.

Michael Koert at 10:57 on 22 May 2019

Great information. Could have used a bit more explaining of graphql itself and less on why its not a killer of rest and a live example would have been great with a backend that we saw before, like a simple add and update rest api. I feel that would have helped fill in the gap of why graphql is a partner with a rest api.