A query language designed to build client applications by providing an intuitive and flexible syntax and system for describing their data requirements and interactions.

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First released 2012
Developed by Facebook
Open-source Yes
Used by, AlphaSights, Reploy, re:Culture

Interesting facts

GraphQL has three main characteristics:

  • it lets the client specify exactly what data it needs;
  • makes it easier to aggregate data from multiple sources;
  • uses a type system to describe data

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