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Friday, August 11 • 09:00 - 09:50
A No Nonsense GraphQL and REST Comparison

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GraphQL is incorrectly considered by some to be a "replacement" to REST. GraphQL is a newer concept, being released by Facebook publicly in 2015, whereas REST was a dissertation published by Roy Fielding in 2000, popularized by companies like Twitter (quite inaccurately) in 2006.
This article aims to cover a few notable differences, and make the following points:

1. REST and GraphQL are totally different
2. GraphQL isn't a magic bullet, nor is it "better"
3. You can definitely use both at the same time
4. GraphQL is dope if used for the right thing

Friday August 11, 2017 09:00 - 09:50 ADT
Grafton Room