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GRAPHQL WITHOUT A DATABASE (GraphQL tutorial/demo)

Kristian Freeman
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This video is a talk from Byteconf GraphQL 2020, a free, live-streamed GraphQL conference that aired on January 31st, 2020. Visit our website to sign up for the Byteconf GraphQL "swag bag", a free downloadable resource with everything you need to get started with GraphQL, as well as info about future Byteconf events!

Your frontend developers are pushing to get started with GraphQL, but you don't have the backend capacity to migrate your existing REST APIs to GraphQL? Or you want to have a GraphQL API next to your existing endpoints that are based on REST, without having to rewrite all your controllers? In this talk I'll show how to wrap existing REST APIs into one single GraphQL endpoint on both the client and server side. This allows you to access the power of GraphQL without having to change any of your existing code or connect to a database.

Thanks to Roy Derks who presented this talk at Byteconf GraphQL 2020!

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