Incremental Migration to GraphQL
Sashko Stubailo (Apollo)
3/20/18 at Reactathon
San Francisco
GraphQL is quickly becoming mainstream as one of the best ways to get data into your React application. When we see people modernize their app architecture and move to React, they often want to migrate their API to GraphQL as part of the same effort. But while React is super easy to adopt in a small part of your app at a time, GraphQL can seem like a much larger investment. In this talk, we’ll go over the fastest and most effective ways for React developers to incrementally migrate their existing APIs and backends to GraphQL, then talk about opportunities for improvement in the space. If you’re using React and are interested in GraphQL, but are looking for an extra push to get it up and running at your company, this is the talk for you! Sashko has been working on open source developer tools for the last 5 years. Most recently he has been leading open source GraphQL tool development at Apollo, after writing the very first versions of Apollo Client. Previously, he has worked on JavaScript build tooling, reactive UI frameworks, and data visualization.


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