GraphQL vs. REST
Sashko Stubailo
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What would you say to the REST biased dev, who says, REST has HATEOAS and thus can offer a discoverable and state generating/ controlling/ directing API, where GraphQL doesn’t have this notion of “navigation through state”. I think that would make for a good comparison point too.

Another comparison point is caching. Since REST uses HTTP, it can cache a lot of responses directly with standard cache systems. Since GraphQL can offer very unique responses, cache becomes more complicated. Where does GraphQL pick up the slack in this area?

Scott

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