Watch all talks from GraphQL Europe 2018

🇪🇺 GraphQL Europe 2018 had brilliant talks from top companies like Facebook, GitHub, Twitter, Docker, Shopify, Prisma & more. You can now watch all of them on the Prisma Youtube channel.

It’s already more than two weeks ago that GraphQL Europe 2018 happened. The conference has left everyone energized and inspired thanks to insightful talks and fruitful discussions all around GraphQL.

In case you couldn’t make it in person or want to refresh your memories, you can now watch all the amazing talks from the conference!

Top 5 talks from GraphQL Europe 2018

Here’s a selection of our personal top 5 talks that were given at GraphQL EU.

1) Breaking up the monolith — A layered GraphQL architecture

by Johannes Schickling (CEO & Founder @ Prisma)

Learn how GraphQL helps you build, clean & layered-architectures with a clear separation of concerns.


2) Fundamental Properties of the GraphQL Language

by Olaf Hartig (Assistant Professor for CS @ Linköping University)

This talk presents a formal study of the GraphQL language. After a gentle introduction to the typical problems considered in such studies, I highlight our findings regarding these problems for the case of GraphQL. As a bonus, I present a solution to avoid producing overly large query results.


3) Migrating Medium’s codebase without slowing down

by Sasha Solomon (Tech Lead @ Medium)

After 5 years, we’re building the next generation infrastructure at Medium with GraphQL and we’re doing it without slowing product development and we’re incrementally gaining benefits from the new system. See how we take advantage of GraphQL to enable widespread yet gradual architectural change!


4) The Past, Present, and Future of GraphQL-Native

by Nick Schrock (Ex-Facebook Engineer & GraphQL Co-creator)

GraphQL was open sourced three years ago, and released within the context of a client/front-end ecosystem: React. GraphQL has strong adoption and momentum within these front-end communities. GraphQL was also released into a world moving quickly towards fine-grained microservices. As a result, most GraphQL server-side implementations are thin integration layers over REST APIs or microservices that require minimal changes to existing backend architectures. This talk will argue that is time to make more of our backend systems “GraphQL-Native” and that this approach can reduce the architectural and conceptual costs of adopting a fine-grained microservices architecture.


5) Transpiling GraphQL instead of writing customized server code

by Mike Solomon (Software Engineer @ Twitter)

GraphQL specifies what data and response shape we need and not how to get and reshape that data. At Twitter, we automatically translate GraphQL queries into code that efficiently specifies the how as well! See how we keep our API uniform and extend it without writing or deploying new code.


Lee Byron’s secretive project …

During his closing speech, Lee Byron revealed that he was going to start working on a new personal project that he expects “to be working on for decades”… Watch his talk for more info!

Lee, we’re wishing you all the best for it 🍀

See you next year 👋

We hope to see you at next year’s GraphQL Europe with more great speakers! To learn more about the atmosphere at GraphQL EU, you can also read about the personal experiences of two attendees here: Takeaways from GraphQL EU by Etel Sverdlov & GraphQL EU 2018 — A summary by Chris Grice.

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