Strange Loop

September 12-14 2019

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Stifel Theatre

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St. Louis, MO

Unsession: End-to-end Type Safety with GraphQL

In most web applications, the frontend and backend of a project are tied together by a REST API, with little-to-no guarantee that changes to the backend or the API will not break the frontend. In this session, we will cover how GraphQL's strongly typed schema can protect you from ever breaking your client-server API contract again, saving you countless hours on mistakes, typos, and incompatibilities. We will demonstrate how you can use GraphQL tooling to seamlessly explore your API schema with autocomplete, generate custom TypeScript/Flow types based on your API queries, and integrate those types to achieve full type-safety from the backend all the way to the frontend. Join us if you're curious about GraphQL or if you've been using it for years - no matter the level we're happy to chat!

João Peixoto

João Peixoto

Kristie Howard

Kristie Howard