GraphQL Servers in the Client

GraphQL Servers in the Client

In this talk I speak about MemSQL's experience with using GraphQL for a fully client-side application. I share why we tried it and the pain points we hit. I then summarize and describe various ways in which GraphQL can be used on the client.

The goal is to explore GraphQL as a more generic tool than simply a REST API replacement. In the end I also caution as to why this could be a bad idea. As a community, we are still in an experimentation phase with new ways to use GraphQL.


David Gomes

March 15, 2018