What is GraphQL?

GraphQL is a query language for APIs that provides a powerful and flexible way for clients to request exactly the data they need from a server. Unlike traditional REST APIs that return predefined data structures, GraphQL allows you to specify the specific fields you want within a resource, eliminating the need for over-fetching or under-fetching of data. This approach leads to more efficient data transfer and reduces complexity on both the client and server sides.

GraphQL revolutionizes API interactions by letting you request exactly the data you need. Forget fetching everything and sifting through irrelevant details. Write precise queries specifying only the desired fields within a resource, and GraphQL delivers just that. This targeted approach streamlines data exchange, boosts performance, and simplifies development – like ordering a custom pizza, not the whole menu.

The key takeaway for GraphQL can be summarized as ask for what you need and get exactly that .

For more information about GraphQL visit https://graphql.org/

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