GraphQL vs Traditional Rest API

GraphQL is an open-source data query and manipulation language for APIs, and a runtime for fulfilling queries with existing data. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more, makes it easier to evolve APIs over time, and enables powerful developer tools.

What does GraphQL and Traditional REST API have in common? Shouldn’t the GraphQL be connected to some graphs or similar? What is actually GraphQL all about? This talk tries to answer all these questions and much more. It explains what GraphQL is, what are differences and similarities compared to more traditional REST API and show you this on working examples, since code worth more then words only.

Video producer: http://geecon.org/