re: Why GraphQL? VIEW POST


Nice post. My experience with interviews lately is that many companies are aware of the advantages of using graphQL (Apollo, et all), but they either don't have the know-how to add it or are locked into another approach.


When you say they don't know how to add it, you mean they know about GraphQL as a concept but have not implemented it? Could you elaborate a bit more on the specifics of that and being locked into an approach?


Sure. Most tech interviewers have heard of GraphQL, that's universal. I have only talked to a handful that have a full blown implementation of Apollo Server/Client where they are using it in production. There are more that have a hybrid. E.G. old-school REST endpoints and limited Apollo Server while migrating to Client or perhaps only a few micro-services that use it.
The most likely by far is to speak with someone who says they want to use it and either they haven't tried it or someone tried to code it and either it was too much of a challenge or took too much time, etc. Granted, I haven't talked to "every" company in the Bay Area ... so, please take this with a grain of salt.
At my last company (thousands of developers) we had some people talking about it and testing something, but there was nothing in production. It was mostly a Java shop and their Server is not as Shiny as the JS implementation (or so I'm told)

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