projects, central location for most modern open-source software. • A collaborative community of over 15 million people learning, sharing and working together every day. • Over 250,000 OAuth applications building on the platform. • Over 6 million users have OAuth apps installed. • Broad eco-system of innovative integrators and developers building rich user experiences and critical developer tools through the REST API and web hooks.
about how we build out services internally. • Add additional diversity to our tech stack. • Simplify and improve how we work across teams, make development a seamless experience. • Create a back-end layer that everyone can contribute to. • Improve how our own oﬀ-site clients interact with GitHub’s platform back-end.
support. • Getting the data you want today can require multiple, often many REST calls away. • Close the feature gap for external developers. • Improve platform engagement and adoption through better tooling, documentation and on-boarding resources. Thinking About Tomorrow 5
X? GraphQL had a clear value proposition and a light weight unopinionated spec. • GraphQL had strong and very lively support from the greater open-source community. • It was an opportunity to collaborate with the community. • It helps pave the way for many of the goals we have for GitHub’s platform. • It changes the way we ship — in a good way.