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Discussion on: Do you prefer GraphQL over REST?

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Corissa (She/Her)

I have experience with both GraphQL and REST, and while I appreciate both I do think the dynamic capabilities of GraphQL architecture makes it more flexible for complex data structures. It's harder to fit a complex data structure in REST in an efficient way and create a fast API in my experience. I do think GraphQL lends itself to programming efficiency because it can handle a lot in one query. But this is also coming from the API testing perspective, not a development perspective :)