On the 24th of June, we will be hosting an evening of learning, conversation and drinks on our Timisoara roof terrace (Iulius Town, UBC3, 12 Floor). We will be joined by the amazing speaker Michael Staib who will be sharing his knowledge on building modern applications with GraphQL and ASP.NET.
What is GraphQL?
GraphQL is a great way to expose your APIs and it has changed the way we think about consuming data over HTTP. Not only does GraphQL give us the power to ask for exactly what we want, but it also exposes data in a way that is more aligned with how we think about data.
Over the last ten years, GraphQL has progressed from an internal project at Facebook to become the mainstream way for modern applications to interact with the backend. The ecosystem has grown phenomenally and major players like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft are now committed to GraphQL.
About our speaker
Michael is a member of the GraphQL technical steering committee, a Microsoft MVP and the author of the Hot Chocolate project, which is a platform for building GraphQL servers and clients in .NET. For the last couple of years, this open-source project has been his main focus.
Apart from his work in the open-source community, Michael works as a consultant and helps companies to move to GraphQL. You can read all about the Hot Chocolate project on his blog.
About the event
At our SUNSET TECH TALK, we will learn what GraphQL is and what the benefits are of using it over technologies like REST, as well as explore how it can solve the issues we face with traditional data fetching technologies. We will build a GraphQL backend for a modern application with ASP.NET Core and Hot Chocolate.
We’ll dive into GraphQL mutation, GraphQL subscriptions and DataLoader. We will look at what is coming next in GraphQL with defer and stream, client-controlled nullability and OneOf Input Objects. As we look at everyday use cases, we will learn GraphQL’s best practices and patterns. Attendees are welcome to bring laptops and code along as there will be some coding exercises.
We hope to see many people there and are sure it will be a great evening of learning for all.