GraphQL & Apollo

in Vue application

Natalia Tepluhina

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Senior Frontend Engineer

Vue Core team member

Google Developer Expert

What is GraphQL?

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"This cool thing I should learn when I have some free time"

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What is your experience level with GraphQL?

Syntax that describes how to ask for data

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Why should I care?

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🤔

Get exactly what you need

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query {
  authors {
    name
  }
}
{
  "data": {
    "authors": [
      {
        "name": "Natalia"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Get exactly what you need

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query {
  authors {
    name
    age
  }
}
{
  "data": {
    "authors": [
      {
        "name": "Natalia",
        "age": 35
      }
    ]
  }
}

GET /users/:username/repos

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[
  {
    "id": 1296269,
    "name": "docs",
    "full_name": "NataliaTepluhina/docs",
    ...
  },
  {
    "id": 1296212,
    "name": "website",
    "full_name": "NataliaTepluhina/website",
    ...
  }
]

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/languages

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{
  "C": 78769,
  "JavaScript": 78123
  "Python": 7769,
}

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/forks

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[
  {
    "id": 1296212,
    "name": "docs",
    "full_name": "NataliaTepluhina/docs",
    "owner": {
      "login": "NataliaTepluhina",
      ...
    },
  }
]

GraphQL: No under-/overfetching

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query {
  user(login: "NataliaTepluhina") {
    repositories(first: 10) {
      nodes {
        name
        forks (first: 10) {
          nodes {
            name
          }
        }
        languages (first: 10) {
          nodes {
            name
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

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Schema and Type System

Basic Example

Type relationship

type User {
  name: String!;
  age: Int;
}
type Comment {
  title: String!;
  author: User!;
}

Scalar types

  • Int

  • Float

  • String

  • Boolean

  • ID

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Query

Mutation

Subscription

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Apollo Client

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Simple to get started

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Provides Dev Tools

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Universally Compatible

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Vue Apollo

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Add Apollo to Vue app

npm install --save vue-apollo graphql apollo-boost
## OR
yarn add vue-apollo graphql apollo-boost

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Add Apollo to Vue app

import ApolloClient from 'apollo-boost'

const apolloClient = new ApolloClient({
  // You should use an absolute URL here
  uri: 'https://myGraphQL.com/graphql'
})

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Add Apollo to Vue app

const apolloProvider = new VueApollo({
  defaultClient: apolloClient,
})

Vue.use(VueApollo)

new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  apolloProvider,
  render: h => h(App),
})

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...or just use a CLI plugin

vue add apollo

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Demo Time

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Project Repository

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THANK YOU 

GraphQL & Apollo

By Natalia Tepluhina

GraphQL & Apollo

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