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Discussion on: 4 reasons why you should use GraphQL over REST APIs

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Andrew Bridge

I understand that this is always touted as a big plus of GraphQL, but it's absolutely possible to do this with a REST API, check out the spec for JSON:API, which allows nested entity relationships to be defined as part of a single request.

That aside, if you have control over the API you're querying, there's no reason you can't define an endpoint that includes all the data you need in a single request anyway, right?

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REST can do it but Graphql uses low bandwidth compared to REST, that was my point.

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