You've heard of GraphQL. But what kind of problems can it solve? This is the story of why we chose GraphQL to power the Vogue and GQ websites, and how it helped us get the data we needed for our frontend. You'll learn about some ways in which GraphQL can improve your application, and understand how you might implement it.
About the Speakers
GraphQL is kind of a buzzword right now - but what even is this new API tech from Facebook? In this talk, we’ll take a look at GraphQL and understand what it is, why you might use it, and how it fits in with the existing API landscape. We’ll have a go at writing some simple GraphQL queries together, and hopefully you’ll go away excited about using this awesome tech in your own work & projects.
Alex (@somehats) is a freelance full-stack designer, developer, and educator. When she’s not creating apps, games, and tools for the web, she’s teaching other people how to. Alex has been using GraphQL in production on a number of projects since early 2016, and is super excited about introducing more people to the tech. You can follow her on Twitter at @somehats