December 9 - 10, 2021
GraphQL Galaxy
Online
GraphQL Galaxy 2021

The biggest GraphQL conference in the cloud

140 min
Build with SvelteKit and GraphQL
Featured WorkshopFree
Have you ever thought about building something that doesn't require a lot of boilerplate with a tiny bundle size? In this workshop, Scott Spence will go from hello world to covering routing and using endpoints in SvelteKit. You'll set up a backend GraphQL API then use GraphQL queries with SvelteKit to display the GraphQL API data. You'll build a fast secure project that uses SvelteKit's features, then deploy it as a fully static site. This course is for the Svelte curious who haven't had extensive experience with SvelteKit and want a deeper understanding of how to use it in practical applications.

Table of contents:
- Kick-off and Svelte introduction
- Initialise frontend project
- Tour of the SvelteKit skeleton project
- Configure backend project
- Query Data with GraphQL
- Fetching data to the frontend with GraphQL
- Styling
- Svelte directives
- Routing in SvelteKit
- Endpoints in SvelteKit
- Deploying to Netlify
- Navigation
- Mutations in GraphCMS
- Sending GraphQL Mutations via SvelteKit
- Q&A
164 min
Hard GraphQL Problems at Shopify
WorkshopFree
At Shopify scale, we solve some pretty hard problems. In this workshop, five different speakers will outline some of the challenges we’ve faced, and how we’ve overcome them.

Table of contents:
1 - The infamous "N+1" problem: Jonathan Baker - Let's talk about what it is, why it is a problem, and how Shopify handles it at scale across several GraphQL APIs.
2 - Contextualizing GraphQL APIs: Alex Ackerman - How and why we decided to use directives. I’ll share what directives are, which directives are available out of the box, and how to create custom directives.
3 - Faster GraphQL queries for mobile clients: Theo Ben Hassen - As your mobile app grows, so will your GraphQL queries. In this talk, I will go over diverse strategies to make your queries faster and more effective.
4 - Building tomorrow’s product today: Greg MacWilliam - How Shopify adopts future features in today’s code.
5 - Managing large APIs effectively: Rebecca Friedman - We have thousands of developers at Shopify. Let’s take a look at how we’re ensuring the quality and consistency of our GraphQL APIs with so many contributors.
75 min
Building a Serverless GraphQL API For Any Datasource With StepZen
WorkshopFree
Want to get started with building a GraphQL server but have no idea where to begin? Every (frontend) developer asks for a GraphQL API but often lacks the backend knowledge to create a performant one. There are many different flavours in creating the perfect GraphQL server, ranging from schema-first to code-first or even auto-generated solutions.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn about building a serverless GraphQL API using StepZen. With StepZen, you can create a GraphQL for any data source (SQL, NoSQL & REST) and even other GraphQL APIs within minutes. And even handle more complicated use cases such as authentication and deployment. Using little code, you'll get to combine different data sources in one fully performant API that you can use in your applications from day one.

Table of contents:
- What is StepZen?
- Connecting to a data source (SQL, NoSQL & REST)
- Using custom directives
- Handle sequence flows
- Deployment
175 min
Building GraphQL APIs With The Neo4j GraphQL Library
WorkshopFree
This workshop will explore how to build GraphQL APIs backed Neo4j, a native graph database. The Neo4j GraphQL Library allows developers to quickly design and implement fully functional GraphQL APIs without writing any resolvers. This workshop will show how to use the Neo4j GraphQL Library to build a Node.js GraphQL API, including adding custom logic and authorization rules.

Table of contents:
- Overview of GraphQL and building GraphQL APIs
- Building Node.js GraphQL APIs backed a native graph database using the Neo4j GraphQL Library
- Adding custom logic to our GraphQL API using the @cypher schema directive and custom resolvers
- Adding authentication and authorization rules to our GraphQL API
135 min
Learning GraphQL: from curious to confident
WorkshopFree
GraphQL is a query language for APIs that provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API while giving clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more. While there are a number of benefits of GraphQL, there are also various challenges to adopting GraphQL APIs within organisations. So, is GraphQL right for you? If so, where do you get started?

In this workshop, we will take you through the various concepts of GraphQL in a hands-on manner with the objective of helping the audience understand GraphQL as a technology and evaluate if it is the right choice for their project/organisation.

Table of contents:
- What is GraphQL - An overview of the technology and why it exists
- The REST v/s GraphQL debate
- The GraphQL ecosystem - tools and resources
- Project setup (React + Express + Tyk)
- GraphQL concepts: basic hands-on
- GraphQL API management with Tyk
- Schema stitching with Tyk Universal Data Graph
- Conclusion
155 min
GraphQL Workshop Medley to build cloud native apps with Open Source Distributed SQL database
WorkshopFree
YugateDB is a popular open-source Distributed SQL database designed and built for cloud native applications from the ground up. YugateDB allows developers to easily scale the RDBMS workloads for internet-scale apps while natively handling the cloud infrastructure outages supporting cross-region and cross Datacenter deployments. In this workshop, participants will get firsthand experience implementing GraphQL applications using three of the most popular GraphQL engines in Hasura, Prisma, and Spring GraphQL connected to the YugateDB database.

This workshop will provide quick start guides for GraphQL developers for getting started with YugateDB. The workshop will include steps for creating a YugateDB database instance, configuring the database for the respective GraphQL engine, and the best practices for writing the GraphQL queries for YugateDB. From this workshop session, developers will know all the main concepts of getting started with YugateDB and GraphQL to solve the business use case at hand using YugateDB.
104 min
GraphQL Security Testing Technical Workshop
WorkshopFree
We’ve all heard the buzz around pushing application security into the hands of developers, but if you’re like most companies, it has been hard to actually make this a reality. You aren’t alone – putting the culture, processes, and tooling in place to make this happen is tough – especially for sophisticated applications like those backed GraphQL. In this hands-on technical session, StackHawk Senior DevOps Engineer, Zachary Conger, will walk through how to protect your GraphQL APIs from vulnerabilities using automated security testing. Get ready to roll-up your sleeves for automated AppSec testing.
161 min
Full Stack GraphQL In The Cloud With Neo4j Aura, Next.js, & Vercel
WorkshopFree
In this workshop we will build and deploy a full stack GraphQL application using Next.js, Neo4j, and Vercel. Using a knowledge graph of news articles we will first build a GraphQL API using Next.js API routes and the Neo4j GraphQL Library. Next, we focus on the front-end, exploring how to use GraphQL for data fetching with a Next.js application. Lastly, we explore how to add personalization and content recommendation in our GraphQL API to serve relevant articles to our users, then deploy our application to the cloud using Vercel and Neo4j Aura.

Table of contents:
- Next.js overview and getting started with Next.js
- API Routes with Next.js & building a GraphQL API
- Using the Neo4j GraphQL Library
- Working with Apollo Client and GraphQL data fetching in Next.js
- Deploying with Vercel and Neo4j Aura
130 min
Everything You Need to Get Your GQL Server Production Ready
WorkshopFree
There are always a lot of questions and conference talks about bringing GraphQL servers into production, but there aren’t a lot of good concrete steps and actions to follow. In the workshop Uri (The founder of The Guild) will walk you through The Guild’s process of bringing GraphQL Server into production.

We will add:

- Powerful Caching
- Logging, Monitoring and tracing
- Security features like Auth, Error Masking, Persisted Operations, Depth and Rate limit
If you are planning to have your GraphQL server running in production, this is a must have workshop for you!
98 min
Build a GraphQL App with React
WorkshopFree
In this workshop, we'll build a React app from zero to one using a GraphQL API from Nhost.

Table of contents:
- Sign up to Nhost and create a Nhost app
- Create database table
- Set up React app
- Install Nhost and GraphQL dependencies
- Display data in React app
- Let users sign in
- Add GraphQL API permissions
143 min
Building a GraphQL-native serverless backend with Fauna
WorkshopFree
Welcome to Fauna! This workshop helps GraphQL developers build performant applications with Fauna that scale to any size userbase. You start with the basics, using only the GraphQL playground in the Fauna dashboard, then build a complete full-stack application with Next.js, adding functionality as you go along.

In the first section, Getting started with Fauna, you learn how Fauna automatically creates queries, mutations, and other resources based on your GraphQL schema. You learn how to accomplish common tasks with GraphQL, how to use the Fauna Query Language (FQL) to perform more advanced tasks.

In the second section, Building with Fauna, you learn how Fauna automatically creates queries, mutations, and other resources based on your GraphQL schema. You learn how to accomplish common tasks with GraphQL, how to use the Fauna Query Language (FQL) to perform more advanced tasks.
48 min
Building GraphQL APIs on top of Ethereum with The Graph
WorkshopFree
The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum, IPFS, and other blockchains. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to build a subgraph that indexes NFT blockchain data from the Foundation smart contract. We’ll deploy the API, and learn how to perform queries to retrieve data using various types of data access patterns, implementing filters and sorting.

By the end of the workshop, you should understand how to build and deploy performant APIs to The Graph to index data from any smart contract deployed to Ethereum.
82 min
Security Testing Automation for Developers on Every Build
WorkshopFree
As a developer, you need to deliver fast, and you simply don't have the time to constantly think about security. Still, if something goes wrong it's your job to fix it, but security testing blocks your automation, creates bottlenecks and just delays releases, especially with graphQL...but it doesn't have to...

NeuraLegion's developer-first Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) scanner enables developers to detect, prioritise and remediate security issues EARLY, on every commit, with NO false positives / alerts, without slowing you down.

Join this workshop to learn different ways developers can access NeuraLegion's DAST scanner & start scanning without leaving the terminal!

We will be going through the set up end-to-end, whilst setting up a pipeline for a vulnerable GraphQL target, running security tests and looking at the results.

Table of contents:
- What developer-first DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) actually is and how it works
- See where and how a modern, accurate dev-first DAST fits in the CI/CD
- Integrate NeuraLegion's scanner with GitHub Actions
- Understand how modern applications, GraphQL and other APIs and authentication mechanisms can be tested
- Fork a repo, set up a pipeline, run security tests and look at the results