GraphQL Asia 2020
What a mixed start of the year 2020!
This month, I flew out to Bengaluru, India to attend my very first GraphQL Asia Conference.
I was delighted to escape Mumbai’s mixed weather to explore the Silicon Valley of India, meet awesome Hasura Team, Dgraph Labs Team, wander alone (oh yeah I liked it), network with developers from around the world, and also learn about the evolution and future of GraphQL.
Highlights of GraphQL Asia 2020
- Future of GraphQL: Robert Zhu from AWS gave a sneak peek of how the GraphQL Working Group functions. He emphasized on the importance of GraphQL Foundation and community building. Well there are some new specifications coming in! Spoiler Alert! DateTime Standardization, Defer & Stream and many more!
- GraphQL @ Scale: Federation & GraphQL Modules is the future for GraphQL. Since the launch of Principled GraphQL lot of companies are looking at GraphQL as more than just a middleware between REST APIs and Clients and are coming up with unique solutions which rely on core concepts like distributed graphs.
- GraphQL, From Open Source Project to Industry Standard: Swiggy, Treeobo Hotels, Adobe, PayPal and many more companies are adopting GraphQL and are playing with it at scale. Lot of these companies are coming up with innovating solutions to problems related to performance, testing, maintainability and ownership. It was fascinating to know during panel discussion that several indian companies started adopting GraphQL like a placeholder and were mostly driven by Frontend developers.
Special shout out to the folks of Intuit for open sourcing their GraphQL Tools for the community. They are really doing some innovative work and coming up with frameworks for automation testing and failure/resiliency testing like Karate and AutoFIT.
I don't like Mumbai. I love the view. But I still don't like the city (Just kidding, maybe?)
I am so excited to see what the future holds for GraphQL!
As Sasha Solomon said - ADHOC ENDPOINTS ARE DOPE Y’ALL