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Meetup #27 — GraphQL

The Port Townsend Web Developers will kick off the new year with a talk on GraphQL from the brilliant, passionate, and always-entertaining Chris Pappas. Here's what he has to say about his topic:

"GraphQL is a query language for APIs. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more, makes it easier to evolve APIs over time, and enables powerful developer tools.

At Artsy we've been using GraphQL since it was first open-sourced in 2015 and during that time we've learned a lot about where it shines as well as the problems developers may face with adoption. This presentation will cover its history, how it differs from REST, how we use it via a dive into Artsy's codebase, and I'll demo setting up a GraphQL server from scratch that communicates with a simple database.

The hype is real! And it's increasingly common for platforms to offer their own GraphQL API -- see Shopify, Github, etc."

Sound interesting? Then join us at the Colab January 8th to check it out! As usual, there will be plenty of cheesy hors d'oeuvres and hop-laced refreshments.

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Sponsored by Cro Software Solutions and the Colab with beverages from Fort George Brewery

Once again we will be at The CoLab and we will be doing announcements and show-and-tell before the presentation starts. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments.

More information about this month's topic is available on our Meetup page >

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