GraphQL is for Everyone

April 18, 2019

By Eve Porcello Before I ever wrote a line of code, I worked as a product manager. I created wireframes, wrote technical specs, worked with developers, and trained people on how to work with the internal tools that we built. A lot of the data for those projects would come from REST…

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Using Subscriptions in GraphQL Playground

April 09, 2019

^^ get it... listening? On the tech timeline, GraphQL is pretty new. Whenever something is new, there is FOMO : fear of missing out, and some developers rush to learn the new thing. Other developers believe that the technology they already have is good and try everything they can to…

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Understanding GraphQL Mutations

April 02, 2019

You can't spell GraphQL without the QL: the query language. But don't let the term query suggest that GraphQL is only about getting data. GraphQL is way more than that. To change data with GraphQL, we can send a mutation. Think of a GraphQL mutation as a function that can perform…

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How The Upload Scalar Works

March 26, 2019

We don't have a mailbox. The postman will not deliver mail to us where we live. We know. We were mad about it too before we realized that we get a free PO BOX at the local post office. All of our mail and all of our packages are delivered through one tiny box. Our PO BOX handles…

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Building a GraphQL Server in Five Minutes

March 19, 2019

It's 5:55pm on a Friday night. It's your night to cook, and you don't have a recipe. This wouldn't be that big of a deal if you hadn't bragged about the new taco recipe that you were going to cook on Friday night. But you had no recipe. You lied. You really don't want to be seen as a…

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Getting Confident with GraphQL

March 13, 2019

by Alex Banks I’ve been a web developer for a long time. I built my first website in 1996. It had a Perl guest book. I posted some pictures of my high school graduation on this website, and I was pretty sure I was famous. I could go to your computer and make a pictures of me and my…

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