Originally designed by Facebook to allow its mobile clients to define exactly what data should be send back by an API and therefore avoid unnecessary roundtrips and data usage, GraphQL is a JSON based query language for Web APIs. Since it was open sourced by Facebook in 2015, it has undergone very rapid adoption and many companies have already switch to the GraphQL way of building APIs – see http://graphql.org/users.
However, with some many hundreds of thousands of REST APIs publicly available today (and many thousands others available internally), what are the implications of moving to GraphQL? Is it really worth the effort of replacing REST APIs specially if they’re successful and performing well in production? What are the pros/cons of using GraphQL? What tools / languages can be used for GraphQL? What about API Gateways? What about API design?
What we will do:
6:15 pm Doors open – Beer & Pizza
7:00 pm Kickoff by Phil Wilkins & Luis Weir
7:05 pm GraphQL As An Alternative Approach To REST – Luis Weir
9:00pm End of event
Oracle London City
Customer Visitor Center
Floor 5 room Knightsbridge
One South Place, London EC2M 2RB
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