GraphQL is Facebook’s new, open-source query language for fetching application data in a uniform way. It allows developers to describe the complex, nested data dependencies of modern applications. Designed to solve some of the biggest drawbacks of REST-like APIs, GraphQL is easy to learn and can be used with any backend — SQL, MongoDB, Redis, etc — and with any language or platform. GraphQL makes it easy to build great developer tools, evolve your API over time, and query data efficiently from any client.
It is time GraphQL Meetup Munich makes a comeback! Join us together with our fellow GraphQL enthusiasts from the capital Berlin. Big thanks to prisma for helping us out!
Having said this, we are always on the look for speakers. Have something to share with the community? Shoot us a message at [masked]
The meetup will take place on the 29th of September, 2020 at 18:00. Everything will be streamed on Youtube.
18:00: Welcome Announcements
18:05: William Lyon - Low Code GraphQL With Neo4j
18:35: Fredrick Mgbeoma - GraphQL in e-commerce: Building for
the next billion users
19:10: Daniel Madalitso Phiri - Using code-gen to avoid heuristic
💻 Talk 1: Low Code GraphQL With Neo4j by William Lyon
Building GraphQL APIs backed by Neo4j is easier than ever before with low-code tools like the GraphQL Architect graph app for Neo4j Desktop. In this talk, we'll take a look at how to create GraphQL APIs backed by Neo4j as well as leveraging some of the geospatial functionality of Neo4j via GraphQL in the context of building a real estate search application.
✨ About William: William Lyon is a software engineer at Neo4j, the open-source graph database, working on integrations and extensions for graph databases as part of the Neo4j Labs team. You can find him online @lyonwj.
💻 Talk 2: GraphQL in e-commerce: Building for the next billion users
by Fredrick Mgbeoma
This talk highlights the benefits of building scalable applications
using GraphQL, the challenges that come with it, and how you can
better manage these as your application scales to an increasing
number of users. We will also cover practical applications of
GraphQL in the fast-paced e-commerce world.
✨ About Fredrick: Fredrick is a Frontend Engineer at commercetools
from Lagos, Nigeria. At commercetools, he is part of the Priceless
team where he works with awesome folks to provide a powerful and
flexible promotion engine for our users. He has experience building
scalable applications for Coursera’s over 60M users and cares
about Open Source and making the web more accessible and
💻 Talk 3: Using code-gen to avoid heuristic GraphQL queries by Daniel Madalitso Phiri
The heuristic approach to querying a GraphQL API is when is when
you run an operation on an API with Union or Interface types
without using a Fragment Matcher. This comes with problems, the
biggest being the inability to query such an API. In this talk, we will
look at GraphQL types, including union types, and look at how the
heuristics problem can be solved using codegen.
✨ About Daniel: Daniel is a retired Podcaster, Lorde super fan,
Software Developer, Technical Writer, and currently - Developer
Advocate at Strapi.
Look forward to see you there!