Designing GraphQL Schemas

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Nik Graf
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Nik Graf

Nik is passionate about GraphQL, React, ReasonML, Skiing & Triathlons

GraphQL brings joy to using APIs. Even though it's based on a type system, GraphQL in many ways is more flexible than REST.

But the flexibility that makes GraphQL a joy to work with can have its downsides if you aren't careful.

Schema design is an area where one small oversight at the beginning can get you stuck having to deal with weird naming, bloated duplicates, and other annoying workarounds.

It doesn't have to be like this!

Nik Graf has extensive experience designing GraphQL schemas, for a variety of business applications.

In this course, Nik has prepared several examples following different design patterns. Through exploration and comparison, you'll come away with actionable knowledge for designing and extending schemas.

Follow Nik, and avoid making Schema mistakes that will come back to bite you later.

What you'll learn

  • CheckIconNaming conventions for fields, queries, mutations
  • CheckIconGraphQL Aliases
  • CheckIconBenefits of nullable fields
  • CheckIconConnection Specification
  • CheckIconMutation Payload Design
  • CheckIconNullable vs Non-nullable fields
  • CheckIconEvolving GraphQL Schemas

Prerequisites

Nik Graf
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Nik Graf

Nik is passionate about GraphQL, React, ReasonML, Skiing & Triathlons

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Course Intro for Designing GraphQL Schemas

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