June 16th 2020
I am Java programmer, blogger on http://javarevisited.blogspot.com and http://java67.com
Well, I have been learning GraphQL since last week and I would like to share some of the resources I have been using for my learning.
You can also suggest some of the great GraphQL resources which are not mentioned in this list and I should look.
Anyway, before I go into which courses and tutorials to learn GraphQL in 2020, let me give you a brief overview of What is GraphQL and why should a web developer learn GraphQL.
The GraphQL is nothing but a query language from
Facebook which aims to solve pertinent problems with REST APIs like a
lot of endpoints, under-fetching, and over-fetching of data, and
It provides a wrapper around APIs which makes it easier from front-end to use a single endpoint to get all the things they need.
returns User details which contains 31 fields, if you are just
interested in id, location, and url then you are fetching a lot of
unnecessary data which could impact performance and scalability of your
GraphQL solves this problem by wrapping this API and providing a simpler interface based upon your requirement.
It also makes it easier to evolve APIs over time and enables powerful
developer tools. Once you start using GraphQL I am sure you will also
start loving its flexibility, type-safety, and community of support.
If these things excite you and you want to try GraphQL or explore more,
you can check out the tutorials and courses, both free and paid, I am
going to share with you now.
There are so many GraphQL resources on the internet and its difficult to
choose which one is the best, but, you don’t need to. All you need is
try a couple of courses and tutorials and stick to the one where you can
connect with the instructor, because, that’s what makes the whole
It doesn’t matter if that course is not in-depth or covers everything
about GraphQL because as a beginner its more important to learn
important stuff and learn them better.
from books until a couple of years ago but now I totally rely on online training courses.
I found them more active, interesting, and engaging. So whenever I have
some free time like commuting to work and back, I learn from these
Anyway, enough about learning from online courses, now let’s see some of the GraphQL courses I have bought to learn GraphQL from scratch.
here is the link to join this course —
You will first understand GraphQL concepts and what it offers in comparison to REST, before delving into details for creating GraphQL Schemas, building API and testing it.
On the social side, the course has on average 4.8 ratings from 1,137
ratings given by 8,211 students enrolled in this course, which means you
are not alone. A lot of people have joined this course and learned
I not only like his teaching skills but also how he delivers his courses
and his subject matter expertise. All his courses are top class and this one is no different.
communicate with GraphQL from your web application. You will also learn
to build single page application using React JS and GraphQL.
You can sign up
On the Social side, this course is one of the best-sellers with on average
4.6 ratings from close to 28,000 students which speaks volumes about
the quality of this course.
or you don’t know React but want to learn GraphQL then this is another awesome course to start with.
numbers are not as big as the first course but the material is awesome
and I can say that because I simply loved the course.
Here is the link to join the course —
you won’t find a lot of supplementary stuff but if you are completely
Since I also have Pluralsight membership I often go there are looking
for courses and tutorials on the latest technology. Luckily I find this
course which is seriously awesome.
You’ll also learn about how to create a GraphQL schema and how to use it via an interface, including an HTTP-based one, along with different features of the GraphQL language as well as how to build them in a GraphQL server.
here is the link to join this course —
This means you will not only learn how to consume GraphQL API using HTTP but also using Appolo clients. The course also teaches you essential things bout GraphQL Server and GraphQL Schema
That’s all about some of the best courses to learn GraphQL in 2020.
As I said, GraphQL looks really promising and can be used as an
alternative to REST and many companies like Coursera are actually using
way to go but whatever I have learned so far, shows that GraphQL is here for the long run and every Web developer should explore it.
status code of 200 OK, even if the query is not successful, this issue
can make error handling difficult. Another problem is Caching, GraphQL
lacks built-in caching support, so you must provide your own caching
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