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Image from Amazon Title: GraphQL in Action
Author(s): Samer Buna
Amazon wrote:Practical and example-driven, GraphQL in Action gives you the tools to get comfortable with the GraphQL language, build and optimize a data API service, and use it in a front-end client application. By working through set up, security, and error handling, you'll lean to create a complete GraphQL server. You'll also unlock easy ways to incorporate GraphQL into your existing codebase so you can offer simple, efficient, and scalable data APIs.
Reduce bandwidth demands on your APIs by getting only the results you need--all in a single request! The GraphQL query language simplifies interactions with web servers, enabling smarter API queries that can hugely improve the efficiency of data requests. In GraphQL in Action, you'll learn how to bring those benefits to your own APIs, giving your clients the power to ask for exactly what they need from your server, no more, no less.
GraphQL In Action teaches everything you need to get started with GraphQL--from design principles and syntax right through to performance optimization. When you're done, you'll have all the skills you need to get started writing and using scalable data APIs with GraphQL
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
The first thing I learned in “GraphQL in Action” is that GraphQL was released in 2015. I assumed it was older. While I've used GraphQL, I never learned it methodically.
I like that chapter 2 introduces GraphiQL and suggests downloading it. Definitely helps with learning. I also like that there were exercises to get comfortable with the tool. The book then proceeds with simple queries and more advanced one. For example, I learned how to sort the result set. The book also covers mutation and aliases. By the end of the book, the examples are quite advanced.
I give this book 9 out of 10 horseshoes.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review.