Implementing and Using GraphQL at GitHub - GitHub Universe 2016

With the GitHub GraphQL API, GitHub is creating a new way of exposing our data for integrators and our own engineers at GitHub. GraphQL works very differently than our REST API's and the GitHub GraphQL API has the added benefit of being the same platform GitHub Engineers are beginning to use.

In this session, Dan Schafer from Facebook and one of the co-creators of GraphQL will start by explaining why Facebook created GraphQL, how it works, and what types of problems it solves.

Then, Kyle Daigle from GitHub will share how GitHub has implemented GraphQL, how we're using GraphQL internally, and the changes we're making as an organization to support this new GraphQL API.

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