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GraphQL: A data query language

When we built Facebook’s mobile applications, we needed a data-fetching API powerful enough to describe all of Facebook, yet simple enough to be easy to learn and use by our product developers. We developed GraphQL three years ago to fill this need. Today it powers hundreds of billions of API calls a day. This year we’ve begun the process of open-sourcing GraphQL by drafting a specification, releasing a reference implementation, and forming a community around it atΒ graphql.org.


There’s already a package to use GraphQL with Laravel.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.