Is GraphQL an implementation detail?

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Sam and Ryan talk about whether GraphQL affects the architecture of an app, and what sort of UI code a well-implemented GraphQL server can replace. They also talk about Sam's experience working on a new side project using Next, Hasura, GraphQL and SWR.

Topics include:

  • 2:34 – Finally feeling good about our tech stack. How easy GraphQL makes it to get or update aggregate data.
  • 13:42 – Giving frontend developers a query language
  • 19:46 - Does GraphQL encourage your JavaScript frontend to become more of a dumb view layer?
  • 35:22 – Should you worry about unnecessary requests if they're abstracted behind your data-fetching library?
  • 51:58 – Is GraphQL an implementation detail?

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