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REST is an API design architecture, which, in the last few years, has become the norm for implementing web services. It uses HTTP to get data and perform various operations (POST, GET, PUT, and DELETE) in JSON format, allowing better and faster parsing of data. But REST comes with some downsides that have enterprises considering alternative mechanisms to manage performance, developer time, and production of their APIs — enter GraphQL. GraphQL doesn't have to be a replacement to REST, the two API designs can co-exist and be leveraged for the appropriate use-case. Join us for a conversation about what benefits, shortcomings, tooling, and design decisions you need to consider while making this evaluation.

Sedky Abou-Shamalah
Sedky Abou-Shamalah
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