In a recent tutorial I demonstrated querying a GraphQL API from a Vue.js web application, but what if we wanted to explore something with an Android or iOS mobile application?
In this tutorial we’re going to see how to create an iOS and Android mobile application using NativeScript and Angular and then query a GraphQL API from that application using numerous methods.Read More
So how do you interact with a GraphQL API using something like Angular, React, or Vue.js?
I am pleased to announce that the latest episode of The Polyglot Developer Podcast is available for download! If you’ve been keeping up with the blog recently, I’ve published quite a bit of content around GraphQL as I personally believe it to be the future for API development. Being able to access related and unrelated data on demand through a single endpoint is huge for the people consuming your data and huge for the developers creating the data because of specific model definitions.
In this episode titled, GraphQL for API Development, I’m joined by Lee Byron, one of the co-creators of GraphQL at when he worked at Facebook. Lee gives us all the details on how GraphQL came to be, why it is huge for development, and how to use it successfully in your next application.Read More
I’ve been playing around with GraphQL for a little over a month now, just to see if it is worth all the buzz it has been getting when it comes to modern API development. I must say that the more I use it, the more I’m coming to like it.
I recently wrote a few tutorials around getting started with GraphQL using Golang, but being the polyglot that I am, I wanted to see how difficult it would be to accomplish the same in something else, like Node.js. After having made an attempt, I found that it really isn’t any different as it is the same concept, just a different language.
We’re going to see how to get started with developing a web application with Node.js that can be queried with GraphQL rather than the traditional RESTful API endpoint approach.Read More
I’ve been hearing increasing amounts of buzz around GraphQL, a technology that has been around for quite a few years now. In case you’re not familiar, it is a technology for querying API data from a client-front end without having to make numerous requests or receiving unimportant data, both of which may cause negative affects on network latency.
Think of trying to query a relational database. Ideally you write a SQL query for the data you want and you do it in a single request. GraphQL tries to accomplish the same, but from an API consumption level.Read More
A few weeks ago I had written about creating routes and navigating a Vue.js web application. It was a basic example of getting around in an application.
Often, when building navigation into your application, you’ll find that you need to pass data from one screen to another. For example, maybe you’re following the master-detail pattern where you have a list of data and you get more information about a particular item in the list by drilling deeper.
We’re going to see how to pass data between routes in a Vue.js web application using a router and URL parameters as well as query parameters.Read More
Not too long ago I wrote an article regarding how to create a RESTful API using the Go programming language, but in it I only used mock data rather than an actual database. What happens if we want to use a database with Golang? What database, or more importantly, what kind of database should be used? Most APIs transfer data in JSON format, so it might make sense to store data in the same format. This means that a relational database might not make sense. Instead, NoSQL databases fit quite well when it comes to RESTful APIs. A popular NoSQL database that stores data in JSON format is the open source Couchbase Server.
We’re going to take a look at how to include Couchbase Server into our RESTful web application written in the Go programming language.Read More