GraphQL Starter Pack

This is a list of resources you might find useful if you’re just starting with GraphQL. Created as a suplementary material for my MBLTdev 2017 talk “The Jedi Path: From REST to GraphQL”

Your weekend read

I understand you, GraphQL sounds nice but where do I start? This 5 chapter tutorial is a great starting point (~30min)


OK, so you did your weekend read and want some more? I’ve got you.

  1. Step-by-step GraphQL tutorials for different languages as well as for client and server side
  2. Apollo Blog is full of great articles
  3. (JS GraphQL Backend)

Talks & Articles

  1. Case studies
  2. GraphQL with Swift
  3. GraphQL @ Yelp
  4. Maybe you don’t need GraphQL? This article is not to discourage GraphQL use but rather to form a well rounded view.


  1. Open source backend framework
  2. Fake data on GraphQL server side
  3. Apollo client and server libs
  4. Apollo Engine
  5. GraphiQL
  6. GraphQL Voyager does a great schema visualization
  7. Query complexity analyzer

GraphQL is famous for its vibrant community and an ever growing set of tools & solutions based on them. Be sure to check out Awesome GraphQL for a list of such things. ALERT: if you are into GraphQL going through that list can distract you for hours so be sure you don’t have a deadline in next few hours (:

Stay informed

GraphQL is evolving every day to get the latest and greatest subscribe to GraphQL Weekly.

Don’t want to miss a single article or talk about GraphQL? This Week in GraphQL has you covered.

Listening to podcasts is a great way to stay updated on the go, GraphQL Radio will let you know when the next big thing happens.

GraphQL has a great community which is there for you to help

Future of GraphQL

If you want to know what’s up next for GraphQL check out GraphQL Summit ( Talks are not available yet but you should defiantly follow if you like GraphQL and consider using it.

I will compile a list of my favorite talks and ideas from the Summit very soon. So you can also follow me just in case.

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