Rebecca Friedman
Rebecca Friedman
I am a strong full stack developer, and a Ruby on Rails enthusiast. I'm passionate about formalized SDL processes, and clean, well-tested code. Having worked on the monolith that is the Words With Friends backend service at Zynga, I've architected, developed and deployed features that have been used by millions of concurrent users. I'm a huge supporter of University of Toronto, and an Arbor Award recipient. I guest lecture when I can, mentor students through the Alumni Mentorship program, and volunteer at numerous interview prep workshops, panels, and networking events for students.
GraphQL Galaxy 2021GraphQL Galaxy 2021
164 min
Hard GraphQL Problems at Shopify
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.