Is GraphQL an implementation detail?


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By Frontend First, Ryan Toronto, and Sam Selikoff. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Sam and Ryan talk about whether GraphQL affects the architecture of an app, and what sort of UI code a well-implemented GraphQL server can replace. They also talk about Sam's experience working on a new side project using Next, Hasura, GraphQL and SWR.

Topics include:

  • 2:34 – Finally feeling good about our tech stack. How easy GraphQL makes it to get or update aggregate data.
  • 13:42 – Giving frontend developers a query language
  • 19:46 - Does GraphQL encourage your JavaScript frontend to become more of a dumb view layer?
  • 35:22 – Should you worry about unnecessary requests if they're abstracted behind your data-fetching library?
  • 51:58 – Is GraphQL an implementation detail?

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