Videos & Talks
Mattias P Johansson, host of the popular Youtube Channel Fun Fun Function (> 105k subscribers), did a first video about GraphQL! In this lesson, Mattias gives a quick introduction to GraphQL and demonstrates how to implement a GraphQL server using
GraphQL Radio is back with another episode. This time, the hosts interview Michael Lukaszczyk , co-founder of GraphCMS, to learn why GraphQL is such a great fit for content management systems in general and what's special about GraphCMS.
Ville Immonen, co-founder of Reindex (a GraphQL Backend as a Service), has announced that they will be discontinuing the hosted service of Reindex. The code will be open-sourced though, so it'll still be possible to run your own instance of it. If you're looking for an alternative, check out Graphcool, a powerful GraphQL backend development platform.
Only one month left until the worl's biggest GraphQL conference. More speakers have been announced this week, among them Jon Wong (Coursera), Jira Vinyoopongphan (CapitalIOne), Brian Douglas (Netlify) and Syrus Akbary (author of graphene, a Python GraphQL implementation). Make sure to grab your ticket!
Articles & Tutorials
Adam Yee, developer at Xero, with a great article about transitioning from REST to GraphQL. Adam gives many insights into the benefits they saw from switching to GraphQL, ranging from being able to delete much of their boilerplate and duplicated code over having more efficiency in data transfer over the network and easier state management inside the app to developer productivity.