The Road to GraphQL (The Bare Essentials)
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The Road to GraphQL

Your journey to master GraphQL in JavaScript

About the Book

About the Author

Robin Wieruch
Robin Wieruch

Robin Wieruch is a german software engineer and freelancer located in Berlin. In the recent years he has gained experiences in single page applications which use Ember, Angular and React. He is a full-time JavaScript developer, is doing his best to teach students on his blog and strives to learn something new every day himself.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • About the Author
    • Requirements
    • FAQ
    • How to read this book
    • Challenge
  • GraphQL
    • What is GraphQL?
    • GraphQL Advantages
    • GraphQL Disadvantages
    • Why not REST?
    • GraphQL Alternatives
  • Apollo
    • Apollo Advantages
    • Apollo Disadvantages
    • Apollo Alternatives for JavaScript, React and Node.js
  • GraphQL Setup, Tools and APIs
    • Feeding the API with Data on GitHub
    • Read/Write Data with GitHub’s Personal Access Token
    • Interacting with GitHub’s GraphQL API
  • GraphQL Fundamentals
    • GraphQL Operation: Query
    • GraphQL Operation: Mutation
    • GraphQL Pagination
  • React with GraphQL
    • Writing your first React GraphQL Client
    • GraphQL Query in React
    • GraphQL Pagination in React
    • GraphQL Mutation in React
    • Shortcomings of GraphQL in React without Apollo
  • Apollo Client
    • Starting with Apollo Boost on the Command Line
    • Apollo Client and a GraphQL Query
    • Apollo Client with Pagination, Variables, Nested Objects and List Fields
    • Apollo Client and a GraphQL Mutation
  • React with GraphQL and Apollo Client
    • Writing your first React application with GraphQL and Apollo Client
    • Configure Apollo Client for React and GitHub’s GraphQL API
    • Connect Data-Layer to View-Layer: Introducing React Apollo
    • GraphQL Query with Apollo Client in React
    • Apollo Client Error Handling in React
    • GraphQL Mutation with Apollo Client in React
    • GraphQL Query/Mutation with Higher-Order Components in React
    • Local State Management with Apollo Client in React
    • Apollo Client Optimistic UI in React
    • GraphQL Pagination with Apollo Client in React
    • GraphQL Caching of Queries with Apollo Client in React
    • Implementing the Issues Feature: Setup
    • Implementing the Issues Feature: Client-Side Filter
    • Implementing the Issues Feature: Server-Side Filter
    • Apollo Client Prefetching in React
    • Exercise: Commenting Feature
    • Appendix: CSS Files and Styles
  • Node.js with GraphQL and Apollo Server
    • Apollo Server Setup with Express
    • Apollo Server: Type Definitions
    • Apollo Server: Resolvers
    • Apollo Server: Type Relationships
    • Apollo Server: Queries and Mutations
    • GraphQL Schema Stitching with Apollo Server
    • PostgreSQL with Sequelize for a GraphQL Server
    • Connecting Resolvers and Database
    • Apollo Server: Validation and Errors
    • Apollo Server: Authentication
    • Authorization with GraphQL and Apollo Server
    • GraphQL Custom Scalars in Apollo Server
    • Pagination in GraphQL with Apollo Server
    • GraphQL Subscriptions
    • Testing a GraphQL Server
    • Batching and Caching in GraphQL with Data Loader
    • GraphQL Server + PostgreSQL Deployment to Heroku
  • Final Thoughts
    • Further Learning Paths
    • Never stop Learning
    • Thank You

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