Beginning GraphQL

This fast-paced GraphQL training course covers everything from understanding the basic features of GraphQL to integrating GraphQL with server-side applications.

GraphQL is a query language developed by Facebook. It is a REST-like tool which performs the same functions as REST, but in a different way. Advantages of GraphQL include allowing clients to request only what they want, a single endpoint, and a faster request-response cycle.

The target audience for this course is web developers who want to learn the basics of how GraphQL works. The course covers server-side and client-side implementation using React. Students should have a basic understanding of JavaScript syntax.

Goals
  1. Become proficient in GraphQL quickly.
  2. Learn to define your data requirements and structure, using types and schemas.
  3. Learn to define how to interact with the data by creating, updating, deleting, and fetching using queries and mutations.
  4. Learn to get data in real-time by using subscriptions provided by Apollo GraphQL.
Outline
  1. Understanding GraphQL Concepts
    1. GraphQL Features
    2. Setting Up a Simple GraphQL Application
  2. Querying Real-Time Data
    1. Real-Time Query Processing
    2. Other Community Tools
  3. Integrating GraphQL Using Apollo Client
    1. Setting up a React Client Application
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this GraphQL class:

  • Basic understanding of JavaScript syntax.
Prerequisite Courses

Courses that can help you meet these prerequisites: