Intro to GraphQL

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GraphQL is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to REST. But, what is GraphQL and what differentiates it from REST? What benefits does it offer for both the user and developer?

Over the course of the talk we'll be diving into the world of GraphQL covering advantages and difficulties of developing a GraphQL API. From a starting point of defining new vocabulary in use with GraphQL we'll advance to more difficult topics such as pagination, authentication and schema stitching. Come prepared for real-life use cases that GraphQL works to solve and possibly an open mind to reconsider REST.