Boost your APIs with GraphQL (TeX Show Replay)

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The TeX Show?

After 10 years of organizing the TechForum (an internal event within Worldline gathering more than 900 attendees to discover around 50 conferences animated by Worldliners from all around the world during 2 days), a global pandemic made events’ organizers imagine new ways of sharing discoveries and learning experiences within the company.

This is basically how the TeX Show was born: it is a digital and distributed event based on all the conferences which were supposed to be presented at the TechForum 2020. Based on a mix of live streaming sessions and pre-recorded videos, the TeX Show is the occasion for Worldliners to present their achievements and discoveries to their peers, and to learn from each others.

After weeks working on that new challenge, and thanks to the support and sponsorship of our partners GitLab, Checkpoint, and AWS, the TeX Show offers to Worldliners more than 80 sessions presented by 140 speakers from the company, during the whole month of October!

Multiple topics are covered by the conferences: from AI to UX, security, web development, agile methodologies… And guess what? We decided to share with you a small selection of sessions so you can discover our event as well! So please enjoy this first one, and let us know what you think.

Boost your APIs with GraphQL?

We’re especially happy to share with you this session from Jean-François James, Head of the Worldline Expert Community, about developing APIs with GraphQL, since it was the opening session of the TeX Show.

Here’s how Jean-François presented his conference:

When it comes to API, REST is king. Its simplicity and pragmatism have seduced the greatest number of people. Even if the good practices and recommendations of Roy Fielding, its founder, are not always well implemented… In 2012, FaceBook developped GraphQL which is an alternative API technology based on a query language and an execution engine. Since then, GraphQL has become Open Source and is now managed under the umbrella of the Linux foundation. This presentation will allow you to understand the characteristics of GraphQL and how it relates to REST: complement or replacement? Is it just for unicorn or open to enterprise applications? It will also be the opportunity to showcase a concrete implementation with MicroProfile GraphQL. So, ready to boost your APIs?

And here’s the video of the conference:

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Written by

Antoine Neveux

I write code and catch Pokemons.

Jean-François James

Still passionate after more than 30 years of experience in IT! DevOps advocate, head of the Expert Network at Worldline France