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Discussion on: What are the cons of GraphQL?

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Benjamin Botwin

Jeezus man chill out. I just checked their deps on npmjs.org.

Didn’t know to check peer deps.
Nor did I know that apollo shipped their own.

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Gerard Klijs

You can do without. The Clojurescript client just sends a string over the wire, and get a Clojure map back.

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Benjamin Botwin

That’s what I was thinking, but, I guess, Apollo needs some info on the query for it’s caching solution.

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Gerard Klijs

That makes sense. The Clojurescript library is more low level. It might be nice to have something similar to Apollo. But I quite like the simplicity of just binding the results of a query to some data in de dB. It's also easy to combine queries and subscriptions that way.

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Benjamin Botwin

The big draw to Apollo for me is honestly not so much the caching, alththats a big plus, but the fact that GraphQL-codegen can make fully typed Apollo hooks for each GraphQL query or mutation I write.

It’s magical.

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Gerard Klijs

Clojurescript isn't typed so that won't work :P. Although you could build something similar using spec. You could even use generative testing out of the box that way for components created that way.