Sean Smith
Jun 26, 2019 ⋅ 7 min read

GraphQL vs. REST: What you didn’t know

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4 Replies to "GraphQL vs. REST: What you didn’t know"

  1. As you said, I see the pros and cons on both, but as you also mentioned, both have advantages and some cool behaviors.

    I prefer trust on REST APIs for operations such as create/post, update/put and delete/delete.
    But the approach taken for retrieving different sections/resources at once given by GraphQL is nice and it is something that I missed sometime while coding richer on BE/FE applications following strictly REST APIs…

    So… Once it is possible to limit timeouts and max depth queries via GraphQL (https://www.howtographql.com/advanced/4-security/) I think it worth try have balance usage on both approach, and even mix others, like QueryDSL for Java…

    Just to conclude, I have to agree totally that when mixing different approaches sometimes looks a messy and not attractive… Specially if developers look at you traditional REST API and suddenly reaches a resources which is retrieved via GraphQL, looks a bit odd/weird, not to say a Frankstein.

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