GraphQL Impact on DreamFactory


#1

Curious to know your thoughts/ plans around GraphQL given purported efficiencies over REST.


#2

Hey @cmyers,

In regards to GraphQL, a lot of their complaints about the inefficiencies of REST are problems DreamFactory addresses like “spaghetti code.”

The whole Ad-Hoc thing isn’t an issue with DreamFactory as it is a way to standardize API across the board.

Thanks,
@AlexBowen


#3

Thank you for your reply! But would you mind elaborating your answer a little more? One of the nicest features of GraphQL is that it expands the possibility for writing custom requests on client side, without intervention on the back end. In that way client side scripts can request end point to return only specified fields, even by crossing different tables, etc. I am quite a beginner in all of this, so I apologize if I am mistaken. Thank you so much!