GraphQL, React, and Apollo: Full Stack without the Flak

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GraphQL, React, and Apollo: Full Stack without the Flak

In part one of this talk, we discussed the history and purpose of GraphQL, Facebook's home grown query language. We took a dive into setting up GraphQL using a Node/Express back end and took a look at GraphiQL, a built-in IDE for testing GraphQL queries and mutations.

In part two, we'll be setting up the front-end for our project "Petstagram", using React and the Apollo Client. We'll talk about when you'd use Apollo vs. Relay, how to integrate GraphQL queries into React components, and we'll render views with all the data we need coming from one request to one endpoint.

If you've been curious about using GraphQL to make your front-end more performant, or just want to learn more about what makes GraphQL different, this talk is for you.



Isaac Miller is a software engineer at Vertafore, a SaaS company serving the insurance industry. He enjoys working in Node, Express, AngularJS, Java, C#, and Go. He's passionate about back-end development, Overwatch, and looking at pictures of dogs on the internet. You can find him on DenverDevs @isaacmiller.



6:30pm: Pizza, beer, networking
7:00pm: Talk
7:45pm: Questions

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