GraphQL, the web API query language developed by Facebook, has been gaining attention for several years now. And also here in the Java Magazine, several articles on the subject matter have appeared, such as in issue 5.18 and 7.18. But while those examined the server-side in detail, the client itself was left out. This article will focus on the usage of a GraphQL interface in the frontend, while also taking a closer look at both Angular and React.
When building a GraphQL server, it’s common to encounter n+1 problems. In this article, Leonardo Regnier, Software Engineer at FaunaDB, provides a solution to the issue using Fauna DB’s GraphQL API and providing a simple sample query. Batching will help keep the number of requests in line and solve the issue at hand, ensuring there is only one single request at a time.
GraphQL has been available to the public as an open source project since 2015. Why is it growing so fast? This article explores GraphQL, how it hides database complexities, how the ecosystem supports it, and what paid and open source libraries are compatible with it. It’s never too late to begin using GraphQL and its many available services in your projects.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we took a close look at GraphQL and how it’s changing web querying, JuliaCon’s user survey results, and Quarkus in an interview with Alex Soto. There’s plenty more, too! Let’s take a look.
GraphQL continues to gain traction and become the standard for developers. In this article by Michael Williams, find out how GraphQL is changing the way an API queries the data. What does the future of GraphQL hold, and how is the community helping new developers contribute to open source software?
Better be careful: using GraphQL might set you up for infringing Facebook’s patent. We take a look at the legal language and let you know if you’re possibly in trouble with Facebook’s legal team. (Spoiler: probably yes.)