Data Analytics, Microsoft Sessions

VT04 Getting started with GraphQL


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Jerry Nixon

Developer Evangelist


Let's dive into GraphQL, the groundbreaking API technology that's setting new standards in data interaction. Originated at Facebook and now an open-source marvel, GraphQL allows you to ask for exactly the data you need, cutting out the noise of multiple endpoints. From fetching to querying, it serves as your customized data concierge, bringing order to your API structure. Adopted by industry giants like Github, Yelp, and Shopify, GraphQL is not just a trend but a paradigm shift. Come find out what it can do for your projects.

You will learn:

  • Understand core API strategies.
  • Contrast REST & GraphQL tradeoffs.
  • Implement & Query GraphQL endpoints.