GraphQL - A Primer

Get an overview of this fantastic interface
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (359 ratings)
7,018 students
GraphQL - A Primer
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (359 ratings)
7,019 students
What GraphQL is, what are the benefits, and how to begin GraphQL projects


  • Should have a general understanding of Client / Server APIs, such as REST

In this course, you will learn what GraphQL is, and you'll see why it's such a hot topic.

You will find out what problems it solves, what problems it doesn't solve, and how it it replaces (or compliments) your current REST endpoints.

You will also get exposed to tools and libraries to speed your GraphQL investigation along.

Who this course is for:
  • Software Developers and Software Development Managers
6 sections • 6 lectures • 30m total length
  • Introduction
  • GraphQL - What is it?
  • Brief History of GraphQL
  • Benefits of using GraphQL
  • GraphQL Implementations
  • Tools for developing and testing GraphQL interfaces
  • Explore a GraphQL Interface

Sr. Principal Software Analyst / Engineer
Butch Clark
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 474 Reviews
  • 7,569 Students
  • 2 Courses

I have been a software designer and developer for well over 30 years.  I have experience with a host of languages and frameworks, and have been working for the past several years on Java/Spring Boot REST microservices, as well as Javascript React front ends.  In the past year, I have also added GraphQL interfaces.

I am the author of "Enterprise Application Integration using .NET", and have also written several magazine articles.