Episode 2 - The GraphQL Story

Dan Schafer and Lee Byron, two of the creators of GraphQL, join Joel to discuss this query language that helps you deal with data.

Summary

On this episode of The Diff, Dan Schafer and Lee Byron, two of the creators of GraphQL, join Joel to discuss this query language that helps you deal with data. You will hear about how GraphQL was born from a need to make Facebook's mobile news feed more compelling. We answer how GraphQL compares to REST, and we talk about GraphQL's move to the Linux foundation. Joel also gets excited when he hears that Dan runs a GraphQL-based project for soccer statistics.