In this video, Emmanuel Henri gives an introduction of what GraphQL is and what it's not, and provides some examples to support these statements. He also briefly introduces Apollo, an option for doing GraphQL.
- [Narrator] What is GraphQL and what…are the benefits of using it?…Is it a database?…No.…Is it a server?…No.…A client? Neither.…So what is it?…A couple of years ago, Facebook was facing…a challenge with their social network.…By asking information about friends of…friends of their friends' friends.…Well the current query options for the database,…in the market, couldn't support it.…So any time you would go further than…four or five levels deep in your network,…Facebook couldn't support it.…This is when they created GraphQL.…
GraphQL is a query language for any kind of APIs…and is able to fulfill any queries…across multiple databases.…So, in other words, it's not a server or a database.…It's a query language.…The main benefit of using it is that…you can ask for exactly what you want…and you'll get those results and nothing else.…If you follow my typescript in testing and debugging course,…you're familiar with type checking.…Well guess what?…GraphQL allows to describe what type of data you can expect.…
GraphQL's echo system is also in constant growth.…
- Setting up GraphQL
- Running queries
- Updating schema and solvers
- Adding data
- Adding Relay entry components
- Coding GraphQL fragments
Skill Level Intermediate
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