Hands-on Application Building with GraphQL [Video]

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  • Build complete, effective web apps that interact with a backend via GraphQL queries.
  • Construct a schema for your project on GraphQL
  • Create your own server for your application in GraphQL 
  • Work with your own local server for your application
  • Set up a React application to build your application
  • Connect prisma/graph.cool as a cloud-based realtime GraphQL database
  • Implement an UI to add, move, and edit cards on the server
  • Add user authentication and user management to your application
  • Learn tooling to troubleshoot issues that may occur while using your own or any other GraphQL server.

GraphQL is a data-fetching API developed by Facebook, which has been using it for five years; it powers millions of devices and most components of the Facebook and Instagram website. In this course, you will get an introduction into GraphQL as a bridge for React client application to communicate with servers as the missing data-fetching or query language.

In this course, you will learn how to build your own Trello-like web application using GraphQL. The course starts by teaching you GraphQL basics and comparing it with REST; you will then learn to run queries and specify types in its schema system. The course then shows you how to build a Graphql server and a client UI and connect this Apollo-based client to the server. You will then learn to add features to your board such as adding or editing a task. You will then see how to implement the shared whiteboard functionality by populating the changes into others sessions and how to solve the conflicts in this real-world scenario with concurrent changes from different users. . The course then shows you how to add authentication to your application to prevent unwanted access to it and user centric web service

Finally, you will learn troubleshooting typical problems that may occur while running your app, and how to fine-tune the schema and communication of client-server. By the end of the course, you will be able to build your own applications using GraphQL.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/-Hands-on-Application-Building-with-GraphQL

Style and Approach

A complete course packed with step-by-step instructions, working examples, and helpful advice on building your application using GraphQL. This course is clearly divided into small parts that will help you understand each part individually and help you learn at your own pace.

  • A comprehensive but fast and friendly guide to help you learn GraphQL 
  • Covers the latest version of GraphQL with fully up-to-date techniques and code examples
  • Shows you how to build robust and fast web applications using GraphQL
Course Length 6 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781788991865
Date Of Publication 30 Jul 2018


Robert Hostlowsky

Robert Hostlowsky (@rhosts) has been gaining experience in various roles in software development. He currently works at codecentric AG as a senior consultant and as a developer and technical coach, following the goals of high quality and efficiency. Since 2012 He has been an enthusiastic supporter of the software crafts movement. For more than 2 years he has been working with GraphQL. As a speaker at various conferences and meetups, he has presented this topic to more than 500 people.