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This is a great place to start and grow your knowledge of GraphQL, the new API paradigm that's taking the software world by storm. See why the folks at Facebook, GitHub, Yelp, and more are building full-stack applications powered by GraphQL and the tools and technologies they use to make it happen. Each meetup consists of a presentation with Q&A, free food, and a guided workshop if you want to stay and dive into working some code examples. All levels of experience and technicality welcome, there's something for everyone.

Upcoming events (5+)

Scaling the Schema

Perch Security

If you are lucky, your team and your product will be constantly growing. This month we will discuss patterns and approaches for building a GraphQL schema and server that scales comfortably across many files and many developers. Next month we will talk the other kind of scaling: performance! In this workshop we will take a simple GraphQL server and add some new resolvers to address the "growing pains" of our imaginary product. This is a great technique for teams and codebases of any size. All of our meetups follow this format: - 30 minute presentation - 30 minute Q&A / discussion with food - 1 hour hands-on coding workshop If you'd like to come for any or all of the meetup, be our guest! If you plan on doing the workshop, please come with a laptop, text editor, and GitHub account so you can clone our sample code and follow along. If you only want to come for the free food and discussion, there is no need to bring anything but yourself.

Fetchng Data

Suncoast Developers Guild

Last month we discussed how GraphQL gives us tools to break out our schema and scale our codebase and our team. However, fetching the data to power that schema is the topic of much discussion and ingenuity in the community. We will cover how batching, caching, and proxies can help you not only solve the N+1 problem, but combine to create the most performant AP you've ever built. In the workshop this month we will use Apollo REST Data Source, DataLoader, and an in-memory cache to boost a simple GraphQL servers performance by over 10x. All of our meetups follow this format: - 30 minute presentation - 30 minute Q&A / discussion with food - 1 hour hands-on coding workshop If you'd like to come for any or all of the meetup, be our guest! If you plan on doing the workshop, please come with a laptop, text editor, and GitHub account so you can clone our sample code and follow along. If you only want to come for the free food and discussion, there is no need to bring anything but yourself.

Creating Great Docs

Perch Security

People always talk about GraphQL being "self-documenting". This month we will discuss what that means and how you can make your API incredibly accessible with a minimal amount of effort. This month we will explore some tools and techniques for making awesome docs in our workshop and see how to use and test them. This may be the very first time you have ever enjoyed (or at least not hated) writing docs. All of our meetups follow this format: - 30 minute presentation - 30 minute Q&A / discussion with food - 1 hour hands-on coding workshop If you'd like to come for any or all of the meetup, be our guest! If you plan on doing the workshop, please come with a laptop, text editor, and GitHub account so you can clone our sample code and follow along. If you only want to come for the free food and discussion, there is no need to bring anything but yourself.

Data in Real Time

Suncoast Developers Guild

Users expect our apps to be incredibly fast and response - even instant! This month we will discuss how to weave real time or "live" data into your schema with Subscriptions and Live Queries. This month our workshop will center around building a real-time React app connected to a GraphQL server powered by Firebase. Lots of instant gratification, zero page refreshes. All of our meetups follow this format: - 30 minute presentation - 30 minute Q&A / discussion with food - 1 hour hands-on coding workshop If you'd like to come for any or all of the meetup, be our guest! If you plan on doing the workshop, please come with a laptop, text editor, and GitHub account so you can clone our sample code and follow along. If you only want to come for the free food and discussion, there is no need to bring anything but yourself.

Past events (4)

Schema Design

Suncoast Developers Guild

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