Learning Graphql: Declarative Data Fetching for Modern Web Apps (Paperback)

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Learning Graphql: Declarative Data Fetching for Modern Web Apps (Paperback)


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Why is GraphQL the most innovative technology for fetching data since Ajax? By providing a query language for your APIs and a runtime for fulfilling queries with your data, GraphQL presents a clear alternative to REST and ad hoc web service architectures. With this practical guide, Alex Banks and Eve Porcello deliver a clear learning path for frontend web developers, backend engineers, and project and product managers looking to get started with GraphQL.

You ll explore graph theory, the graph data structure, and GraphQL types before learning hands-on how to build a schema for a photo-sharing application. This book also introduces you to Apollo Client, a popular framework you can use to connect GraphQL to your user interface.

  • Explore graph theory and review popular graph examples in use today
  • Learn how GraphQL applies database querying methods to the internet
  • Create a schema for a PhotoShare application that serves as a roadmap and a contract between the frontend and backend teams
  • Use JavaScript to build a fully functioning GraphQL service and Apollo to implement a client
  • Learn how to prepare GraphQL APIs and clients for production
Alex Banks and Eve Porcello are software engineers/architects, Lynda.com authors, instructors, and founders of Moon Highway. They have developed customized training curriculum on proprietary and open-sourced solutions. Alex and Eve teach JavaScript throughout the country at places including Yahoo!, eBay, PayPal, Stanford University, Macys.com, Starbucks, vmware, and many more. They also are active in the JavaScript community as the co-founders of Reacto: The Sacramento React.js Meetup and members of the San Francisco React.js Meetup.
Product Details ISBN: 9781492030713
ISBN-10: 1492030716
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 196
Language: English