Thinking in graphs, or why GraphQL is not about mapping database to schema

At Saint P RubyConf, in Saint Petersburg, Russia


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This talk will be helpful for people who do not have any production experience with GraphQL or do not see any benefits compared to REST yet.

We’ll find out what GraphQL is, talk about its philosophy, and answer the following questions:

  • how to use the GraphQL query language?
  • are there any things you cannot do with GraphQL? (spoiler—there are!)
  • what is a schema, and why do we need it?
  • how to write your GraphQL API in Ruby?
  • what are the best practices of GraphQL schema design?

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