Up and Running with
Serverless GraphQL

This book shows you how you can get up and running with serverless GraphQL in the cloud.

Since Facebook, Flickr and Shopify have built successful APIs with GraphQL, many companies consider following in the technological footsteps of these tech giants. GraphQL is great but requires the manual installation of software infrastructure components, configuration, and some manual tweaking, especially if you want to scale the system up and down dynamically depending on the load.

AppSync is a cloud-based platform for developing GraphQL applications. It allows you to publish your first GraphQL API within minutes. AppSync is a fully managed serverless offering by AWS (Amazon Web Services). With its usage-based price model, AppSync can get you started without any upfront investment and allows organizations to save thousands of dollars on computing costs.

We get to know AppSync with in-depth walkthroughs, screenshots, and complete code samples, the reader is guided through the step-by-step process of creating new functions, responding to infrastructure events, developing API backends, executing code at specified intervals, and much more.

Want to dive deep into GraphQL?

In the Book on GraphQL API Design, we take a hands-on approach to learning GraphQL. We first explore the concepts of the two GraphQL languages using examples. Then we start writing some code for our first GraphQL API. We develop this API step by step, from creating a schema and resolving queries, over mocking data and connecting data sources all the way to developing mutations and setting up event subscriptions.

Want to get started building?

Try some GraphQL, without all the hassle of having to set up a server and do all the maintenance later on? Get up and running quickly with serverless GraphQL.

What about REST?

For a long time, REST was thought to be the only appropriate tool for building modern APIs. But not any longer. So which should you choose for your cool new API? You might want to follow the discussion on API Design in the Book on REST & GraphQL.

What is the API-University Series?

The API-University Series is a modular series of books on API-related topics. Each book focuses on a particular API topic, so you can select the topics within APIs, which are relevant to you.

Keywords: GraphQL, API, AWS, Amazon, AppSync

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Title: Serverless GraphQL with Amazon’s AWS AppSync
Author: Matthias Biehl
Release Date: 2018
Length: ca. 100 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1717110703
ISBN-13: 978-1717110701
Categories:
COMPUTERS > Web > Web Programming
COMPUTERS > Web > Web Services & APIs