The Power of GraphQL — Introduction and Tutorial

Adhithi Ravichandran
Feb 9 · 2 min read

GraphQL is a query language that provides an efficient, powerful and flexible approach to developing web APIs.

GraphQL has gained immense popularity in the last few years with many Fortune 500 companies using them for their product development. In this talk, we will learn the core concepts of the GraphQL Query Language.

You will learn about Types, Queries and Mutations, and how they are used to work with your API data. I will be showcasing these concepts using the GitHub’s Public GraphQL API.

You can follow along, and have fun learning the core concepts of the GraphQL Query Language. The purpose of this talk, is to spark your interest in GraphQL and understand the fundamental concepts of the GraphQL Query Language and Schema

This video is a talk I gave at Byteconf GraphQL 2020, a free, live-streamed GraphQL conference that aired on January 31st, 2020. Check out the Byteconf youtube channel for all the talks from the conference.


I hope you enjoyed learning about why GraphQL is a good fit for your next project. If you are looking to learn a big picture overview of GraphQL, checkout my course on Pluralsight titled GraphQL : The Big Picture

Other Resources:

https://graphql.org/

https://graphql.org/learn/

https://www.graphql.com/

If you have any comments, please share them below and share this post with your team and friends. To keep in touch, you can follow me on twitter @AdhithiRavi

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