A Front End Developer’s Guide to GraphQL

A Front End developer’s guide to GraphQL  #GraphlQL #ReactJS

  • In this post, we’ll walk through a couple of hands-on examples to show you how integrating GraphQL into your application will solve many pain points working with remote data.
  • On the backend, you’ll use Apollo Server to create a GraphQL server, which is a single endpoint that parses a GraphQL request and returns data.
  • You’ll connect your GraphQL server to your application with Apollo Client, a fast and flexible client that fetches, caches, and updates your data for you.
  • This common frustration no longer exists with GraphQL because the data you consume on the client is no longer coupled to an endpoint’s resource.
  • In this example, React Apollo, Apollo Client’s React integration, is binding our exchange rate query to our ExchangeRateList component.

No matter how large or small your application is, you’ll have to deal with fetching data from a remote server at some point. On the front end, this usually
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