Originally released by Facebook in 2015, GraphQL has evolved into a battle-tested technology that has the potential to solve key challenges in the enterprise IT space, specifically in accelerating API/app development cycles. The list of GraphQL users is ever increasing, and include companies such as Github, Twitter and Intuit.
In a nutshell, here’s how GraphQL contributes to API Lifecycle Management within enterprises:
- GraphQL supports dynamic queries and is type-safe. This reduces the number of APIs that need to be developed and allows enforcing compile-time checks on the data being requested by consumers.
- It was designed to be able to seamlessly front multiple sources of data, reducing the number of complex, cross-functional API dev iterations.
- It is backed by an active community that is constantly improving the tooling and simplifying GraphQL adoption.
You can find more from us about how GraphQL helps enterprises over at Dzone.
If you work for an organisation that is considering using GraphQL, we would love to talk to you!