Jailbreak your API with GraphQL

Why GraphQL ?

6 dysfunctions of REST

Static

REST organisation

6 dysfunctions of REST

Static

Multiplication of endpoints

Multiplication of requests

6 dysfunctions of REST

Static

No typing

Versionning

Documentation

Multiplication of endpoints

Multiplication of requests

GraphQL to the rescue

Developed and used by Facebook since 2012
Open-source since 2016

Is becoming a new web standard

How does it works ?

1 unique endpoint

1 request

- fields

or

- operation to do

http://myapi/graphql
{
    todos {
      description,
      isDone
    }
}

Body

 dynamic API

 

an unique request for

all the data you want

 

 

Structure

REST GraphQL






 



 

1. We define the endpoints we want
 

2. We write the code for each endpoint
 

1. We build the graph structure by adding models or mutations

2. We write the code for each model
 

Automatic documentation

 

Strong typing

 

Simplified versionning

GraphiQL : "nice to have"

Demonstration

Live testing GraphiQL

Queries

Build the following page

Alias, Arguments

Mutations

Give a star to GraphQl repository

And more

  • Fragments

 

  • Directives

 

  • Introspection

 

  • Subscriptions

Get started

GraphQL is a specification

You can implement it in any language

 

Implementation for NodeJS, Java, PHP, Python...

 

And a community behind is already here

NodeJS implementation

 

1) Build Schema

 

 

 

 

Classic method

NodeJS implementation

 

1) Build Schema

 

2) Add logic

 

 

Classic method

NodeJS implementation

 

1) Build Schema

 

2) Add logic

 

3) Link everything

Classic method

You might not need GraphQL

Why GraphQL ?

Save time

 

Improve performance

 

Innovate

Thank you

Jailbreak your api with QraphQL

By Loïc Carbonne

Jailbreak your api with QraphQL

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