GraphQL from Ground Up

Learn GraphQL by building a fully-featured API with Node.js.

45 lessons
3.8 hours
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GraphQL is indeed changing the way APIs are built and many companies and developers are already adopting it because of the great features it introduces over REST. This is a practical course where you’ll learn GraphQL by building a fully-featured API for a forum completely scratch. We’ll start with a gentle introduction to GraphQL and look at some of its improvements over REST, then we gradually move on to building a GraphQL API. This course does not only teach you how to build a real-world GraphQL API from scratch but also some of the best practices from the GraphQL community.

What you'll learn

  • What's GraphQL and its improvements over REST
  • Understand GraphQL schema and type system
  • Understand GraphQL scalar types
  • Create custom scalar types
  • Understand resolvers
  • Integrate database with GraphQL
  • Understand how GraphQL operations such as query, mutation and subscription works
  • Handle file uploads in GraphQL
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Understand GraphQL directives
  • Create custom directives
  • Pagination
  • Query optimization with Dataloader
  • ... and much more

Course outline


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