A weekly newsletter of the best news, articles and projects about GraphQL


Full Stack Serverless eCommerce with AWS Amplify & Stripe

In this live event, Shawn Wang will demonstrate how to build a full-stack serverless application by adding Stripe and AWS Amplify to a JAMStack project. The event is scheduled for August 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST. Join the live event to learn more about how to add payments to your GraphQL-powered apps.


GraphQL + Jamstack for Enterprise Apps with Shruti Kapoor

In this Learn with Jason session, Shruti Kapoor chats with Jason Lengstorf about how the JAMStack can be used in enterprise settings. She goes into detail about GraphQL, microservices, serverless, and more.

JavaScript Marathon: Fullstack React + GraphQL in 60 Minutes

In this JavaScript Marathon session, Shawn Wang teaches us how to build a full-stack serverless app with React and GraphQL deployed to AWS Amplify. To demonstrate, Shawn builds out a todos app and shows how to build in authentication and storage. Follow along to see how you can easily deploy your React and GraphQL apps to AWS Amplify.


Working with GraphQL in Postman

In this video, Joyce Lin demonstrates how to use Postman to query your GraphQL APIs. The tutorial goes into detail on GraphQL schema types, query autocompletion, GraphQL variables and sending GraphQL queries. Follow along to find out how Postman can help you debug and test your GraphQL APIs and ease development.


Build a JAMStack app with React, Fauna, GraphQL, Serverless

In this video, James Q Quick provides a crash course on how to build full stack applications with React, Netlify Functions, FaunaDB, and GraphQL. He provides the full source code for the lesson as well as a deployed sample app. Follow along with James' jam-packed course to learn how to build full-stack apps with these great technologies.


Hands-On With The GRANDstack Starter Project - GraphQL, React, Apollo & Neo4j Database

The GraphQL ecosystem grows with more database connectors. GRANDstack is a frontend-backend-database stack with the Neo4j Graph Database. In a similar spirit to GraphQL-to-SQL mapping tools, GRANDstack helps build GraphQL APIs that leverage the Neo4j graph database. Watch this 20-minute video which covers bootstrapping an application, the development workflow, and deployment to Netlify.


My existential crisis about errors in GraphQL vs Apollo vs Relay

In this short video, Sezgi discusses how error handling should be done according to the GraphQL specification and how this translates to Apollo and Relay which take a slightly different approach.

GraphQL Subscriptions with React and Apollo Client

A to-the-point 15-minute video tutorial on how to build a notifications component in React with Apollo Client to handle GraphQL Subscriptions. The tutorial starts with an empty repository all the way to a working client-side GraphQL subscription.


A Peek at the Future of GraphQL

This talk by Robert Zhu sheds some light on the roles and responsibilities of the GraphQL Foundation, Working-group, and steering committee. He also discusses the upcoming improvements to the GraphQL ecosystem projects, such as GraphQL.org and GraphiQL. Robert continues to share some potential and promising proposals for additions to the specification, summarizing the direction of GraphQL’s future in the upcoming years.

GraphQL Asia 2020 Talks

Take a look at this collection of videos from the GraphQL Asia 2020 conference. This playlist includes a variety of interesting talks, including API management and governance for GraphQL, better IoT with Serverless GraphQL, Authorization for GraphQL, and many other presentations.


Building Real-time Offline-first Apps with React, GraphQL, & Amplify DataStore

In a straightforward video tutorial, Nadir Dabit shows how one can build a simple messageboard with different colored messages with React, GraphQL, and Amplify DataStore. At the end of the video he demonstrates how the app behaves offline. At a concise 8 minutes, the tutorial is a quick view into the usage of the Amplify DataStore project.

Five years of GraphQL 🎉

2020 will mark five years since GraphQL was released. In this video, some of the most influential members of the GraphQL community, including Lee Byron, co-creator of GraphQL, reflect on their journey, and where GraphQL is headed next.

GraphQL Tooling, Today & Tomorrow

In this talk, Sean Grove from OneGraph explores the current state GraphQL tooling. Sean argues that GraphQL helps accelerate API adoption through developer happiness and the practices it encourages. The talk covers the role of APIs in achieving business goals and demonstrates how the latest practices and tooling assist in the development and adoption of GraphQL APIs.


Leveraging Interfaces in GraphQL Schema Design

Interfaces are a core feature of the GraphQL spec. They help connect your graph and make for a better querying experience. In this talk, Ryan goes over when and how to use interfaces, and how to leverage them in schema design to create a great experience for API consumers.


Leveraging the Power of a Typed Schema: Dynamic User Interfaces with GraphQL

Reduce development time and create consistent and dynamic front-end interfaces which are always up-to-date with your back-end GraphQL API by utilizing the introspection query to reveal an API's schema, automatically generate queries and mutations, and, ultimately, hydrate typed React components. Check out Greg Brimble's presentation from Byteconf GraphQL 2020 where he details how to efficiently render GraphQL inputs and the use cases that come with a strongly typed schema.

GraphQL Pagination with Cursors in Apollo React

In this tutorial, Leigh Halliday walks through Cursor based GraphQL Pagination in Apollo React. Apollo provides a function made for fetching additional paginated results, and implementing cursor-based pagination on the client isn't all that different from offset-based pagination. Leigh live codes an example project and explains how, instead of using an absolute offset, we keep a reference to the last object fetched and information about the sort order used in order to apply cursor-based pagination.


Building a GraphQL Client with React and MongoDB

In this video, Joe delves into building a GraphQL client with MongoDB, using the new GraphQL on MongoDB's Serverless platform, Stitch. The video is very beginner friendly and Joe guides in an easy going and cheerful way through the whole process.


Byteconf GraphQL 2020

Listen in to Byteconf GraphQL 2020, an online conference with several influential speakers such as Eve Porcello, William Lyon, Nader Dabit, and more. There are tutorials on GraphQL servers with Express, thoughts on leveraging the power of a typed schema, and talks about the misconception of GraphQL.


The Evolution of an API: A Case for GraphQL

In this talk, Kylie Stewart explores APIs and the evolution of best practices. She unpacks how those evolving practices brought us to GraphQL and how this query language might benefit your codebase, with examples along the way.

My GraphQL Performance Problem

Follow along with Ben Award as he discovers a performance problem related to GraphQL and how he manages to debug and fix it. He examines beta type-graphql performance and looks for optimization by lowering the number of results fetched.


The Do’s and Don’ts for your Schema and GraphQL Operations

This presentation by Michael Watson, a customer success engineer from Apollo, shares the best practices for your GraphQL schema and client operations. He starts with some common do’s and don’ts for your schema that will help clients more easily consume your graph. Then, he covers some common pitfalls seen in GraphQL operations and the changes that can be made to bring some clarity into your graph.

GraphQL N+1 Problem

Watch Ben Awad’s live coding session where he explores the N+1 problem when building a GraphQL server. He shares some solutions that utilize DataLoader and database joins to combat against this common issue. Follow along as he breaks apart each technique and takes a look at join-monster, a library that takes the GraphQL query and does conditional joining.


Building Real Systems in Reason (Native)

This talk by Sean Grove at ReasonConf US 2019 discusses the benefits to using OneGraph, a GraphQL service that wraps and connects the internet’s SaaS APIs. Sean steps through how processing a request to OneGraph looks like and also provides a demo on OneGraphiQL, which helps visually build and explore GraphQL queries.

Fix your microservice architecture with GraphQL

Learn from Ruben Oostinga as he presents at the GraphQL London #11 on federation, managed GraphQL services, and persistent queries. He explains why GraphQL will solve many technical and organizational challenges s you can focus on building business value. Ruben also shares useful tools like graphql-transform-federation, swagger, and more to help quickly support your micro service architecture.

Boosting backend development productivity

Listen to this talk at the GraphQL Berlin Meetup as Flavian Desverne shares the challenges of building type-safe GraphQL servers with a database. He demos building a backend while focusing on end to end type safety, zero-config, conventions over configurations, no boilerplate, and more.


Rock solid GraphQL APIs by Charles Lee - GraphQL SF

In Charles Lee’s talk, he presents on how Shopify has been updating and deprecating one of their most used GraphQL APIs, with the help of permissions, visibility markers, and versioning. He explores the setup of their GraphQL API and explains why Shopify has versioned schemas, which helps local development provide checks to ensure version constraints.