Title: GraphQL – Front-end Nirvana

Devan Beitel

Devan Beitel

Target Audience: Some prior knowledge needed

GraphQL is the new kid on the block, but it doesn't have to be confusing or hard to use as a front-end developer! GraphQL can enable you to build apps without the constraints of “age old” problems that REST and typical web development presented. Now front-end developers can leverage excellent tools like Apollo and GraphQL Playground to develop quicker and with more confidence. In this session, we will answer three questions: “what is GraphQL?”, “why should I use GraphQL?”, and “how can I use GraphQL now?”. Along the way, we will develop a small application to demonstrate the power of GraphQL and Apollo to manage pagination, subscriptions, loading states, remote data, and local state (without Redux!). Maybe you’ve heard of GraphQL, or maybe you haven’t – either way come learn about how it can super charge your workflow and make you a happier developer!

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