The Apollo Handbook
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The Apollo Handbook

A guide for building a production-quality React and GraphQL application.

About the Book

This book is about how we can approach building a frontend application using a combination of React, Next.JS, TypeScript, GraphQL, Apollo, and GraphQL Code Generator. These tools are a winning combination for a frontend stack, and I'll be demonstrating how to use them within these pages.

About the Author

Ryan Bigg
Ryan Bigg

Ryan has been writing books and documentation for programming languages for over a decade. These books have sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.

Ryan lives in the lovely coastal town of Warrnambool, Australia.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Who is this book for?
    • What is this book about?
    • Acknowledgements
  • Introducing Apollo Client
    • The index file
    • The Books component
    • Setting up Apollo Client
    • Introducing GraphQL to the books component
  • Automatically generated types
    • Generating client-side types
  • Lazy queries
    • Getting lazy
  • Union types
    • What’s a union type?
    • Querying for users
    • Rendering the user profile components
    • Summary
  • Creating with mutations
    • Setting up a local GraphQL server
    • Client, meet server
    • The new book form
    • Using the createBook mutation
    • Validating form data
    • Summary
  • Notes

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