Building a GraphQL API with Apollo Server

by Jonathan Mills

GraphQL is a query language for APIs. It allows APIs to serve many resources over one request and gives control over the information coming back from the server. This course gives you the skills to implement GraphQL APIs with Node.js and Apollo.

What you'll learn

At times, REST APIs can result in multiple calls to the server and excessive data being returned to the client. In this course, Building a GraphQL API with Apollo Server, you'll learn to build APIs that return multiple resources over one call, and give the client control over what data is returned. First, you'll explore what GraphQL is and how to define your resources with a schema. Next, you'll discover how to resolve queries and nest objects. Finally, you'll learn how to modify your data with object mutations. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to build flexible and scalable GraphQL APIs in Apollo.

About the author

Jonathan is a Pluralsight Author, Technology Advisor, and Business Leader. As a member of the Chief Digital Advisory team at World Wide Technology, Jonathan is able to leverage his unique experiences and skills to drive digital transformation for his clients. As a dedicated developer community leader, Jonathan serves on the board of directors for the Kansas City Developers Conference, is a Microsoft MVP, and is a regular speaker and keynote presenter at conferences around the globe.

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