REST to GraphQL migration: pros, cons and gotchas

At HN Kansai, in Osaka, Japan

Alexey Ivanov talks about the challenges and benefits involved in moving away from a REST API to a GraphQL one.

What is this talk about:

  • GraphQL query language: its data types and response format.
  • Differences in using a REST API and GraphQL API.
  • What you need to be aware of before switching between them.

What is this talk not about:

  • a “how to start” guide.
  • GraphQL server implementation details.
  • Apollo, Relay, and other ways to work with queries on the client side.

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