About this courseSkip About this course
GraphQL is an open source query language and a runtime to fulfill those queries with your existing data. In this course, you’ll learn what GraphQL is and why it is getting so much attention from software engineers. You’ll learn what its advantages are over REST, what types of web architecture to use it with, and why it benefits both frontend and backend developers. You’ll get the chance to practice GraphQL queries in an interactive playground. You’ll also learn advanced topics such as how to implement a GraphQL server on the backend, how to use a GraphQL server with a client, and how to keep your GraphQL server secure. The course content was originally created by Prisma, and updated and maintained by Novvum.
If you are a programmer, this course will help you gain the skills you need to get started using GraphQL for a small project or professionally in production. You’ll feel comfortable getting started with the right tools for your use case.
If you are nontechnical, this course will help you communicate with developers and participate in conversations about GraphQL. You will understand when and why to use GraphQL for a project.
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What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- What GraphQL is and how it works
- When to use GraphQL
- What advantages GraphQL has over other paradigms, such as REST
- Chapter 1. GraphQL Fundamentals
- Chapter 2. Advanced Tutorial: Clients
- Chapter 3. Advanced Tutorial: Server
- Chapter 4. Advanced Tutorial: More GraphQL Concepts
- Chapter 5. Advanced Tutorial: Tooling and Ecosystem
- Chapter 6. Advanced Tutorial: Security
- Chapter 7. Common Questions
- Final Exam
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