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GraphQL in the Wild

NodeJS GraphQL
10.04.2017 at Node.js Interactive


Steven Faulkner (Bustle)

GraphQL is seeing rapid adoption in the JavaScript community. In part, thanks to an excellent reference implementation written in Node.js (graphql-js). Yet there are still many challenges to operating a GraphQL API in production and few real world examples of how to tackle them. Newcomers are often on their own for concerns such as:
- Authorization and authentication - Extending built in types - Sharing field definitions - Deciding between Union and Interface types - Custom default resolvers - Project structure and organization
In this talk I'll discuss why Bustle rewrote our entire backend in GraphQL and how we solved these challenges along the way. I will also be open sourcing code extracted from our production GraphQL backend.