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We love REST at SOON_, we’ve built a lot of APIs with it, often in service-oriented architectures. When I heard about GraphQL I was intrigued to see if it could solve some of the issues we’ve faced, specifically in the API gateway, which typically provides our client facing or public APIs.

Why GraphQL?

In short, the API gateway’s role is to map client requirements to a multitude of back end services within a micro-serviced system. GraphQL is built around a data schema definition, providing a framework for client queries and a runtime to execute queries on the server-side. …

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James Warren

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