Building Better APIs with GraphQL
What you'll learn
- Create powerful GraphQL APIs
- Build APIs faster than ever before
- Answer important questions about your data
- Glue your data and 3rd party data together into one easy-to-use API
- Node.js Installed
- An text editor
- A willingness to learn
This course teaches you everything you need to know about GraphQL. GraphQL was open sourced by Facebook in 2015 and is a fresh new approach to API development.
GraphQL will replace REST in the coming years. Don't just take my word for it though, here's what some other folks on Twitter are saying:
"Just watched a talk on GraphQL, I want this thing and I want it by yesterday" – @sunesimonsen
"I long for the day when GraphQL will be the new API standard." – @xinron
"GraphQL is the King. Long Live the King! (R.I.P. REST)" – @scbarrus
About this course:
- We build two projects from scratch so you have everything you need to know to use GraphQL
- Full, free lifetime access
- Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!
- On-screen, over my shoulder view of where to go, what to click on, and how to set everything up from start to finish
What you'll learn:
- How the GraphQL schema works so you can use GraphQL on your own servers
- How to query GraphQL so you can access and mutate your data
- We'll start simple, creating a schema with dummy data
- Then we'll hook up our with schema to a live Star Wars API
- We'll learn how to query the data, filter the data, and optimize the queries with DataLoader
- We'll cover how to put the schema on an Express server so you can get access to your data with just HTTP requests
- Then we'll get started with mutations, the GraphQL version of POST, PUT, and DELETE of REST
- We'll build a blog API using just GraphQL mutations and queries, tying everything we've learned so far
- We'll cover the state of GraphQL Subscriptions, an emerging and evolving standard
So you've read this far! Thank you.
One final and important point
If you've ever had trouble working with REST in the past, it's not your fault. It's been the recommended way of building APIs since 1996. There are countless articles on creating "thoughtful RESTful APIs", but none of them ever seem to apply to what you're working on. GraphQL offers a way out of this madness.
I've been running a GraphQL server in production for the last 3 months and it's sped up our response time, simplified our architecture and made it easier to access our data. I am not alone. Many multi-million dollar companies are also seeing the benefits of GraphQL in production including the Financial Times, Artsy, and Facebook.
Let's get started. Click the "Take this Course" button in the top-right corner right now and I'll see you on the other side.
Who this course is for:
- You should take this course if you have data you need to access easily
- You should take this course if you want to upgrade your API skills. If you need to access your data in a flexible and reliable way, this course is for you
- You should not take this course if you're looking for a React or Relay course. This course covers GraphQL as a standalone technology
I've been building websites for the last 12 years. In college I spent 3 years teaching college students how to design and build websites. After college I packed up my bags and moved to San Francisco to work for various companies large and small including Yahoo, Automattic and Coinbase. In addition to working for other companies, I've also helped start some web companies including Lapwing Labs, Gittask and Finbox. I put most of my code up on Github for anyone to learn from and use for free.
Over the years, I've consistently tried to simplify complex development concepts into digestable, easy to understand principles.
I'm here to teach you these principles and discoveries, so you are empowered to create the next big thing in tech.
Feel free to reach out with your questions and comments. I look forward to hearing from you!