Leonardo Losoviz
Apr 15, 2020 ⋅ 9 min read

Versioning fields in GraphQL

Leonardo Losoviz Freelance developer and writer, with an ongoing quest to integrate innovative paradigms into existing PHP frameworks, and unify all of them into a single mental model.

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2 Replies to "Versioning fields in GraphQL"

  1. Unfortunately, this solution will not work when changing field type or removing mandatory constraint. Any suggestions on that front?

  2. If we want to rename/remove a field. I think @deprecated is enough and simple. I think this solution might be more suitable for add/remove required from a field. If we make versionConstraint mandatory, won’t the query statement becomes verbose?
    I think using version will not avoid the “field cemetery” issue. Using deprecated we have 1 field cemetery. Using version we might have several field cemetery with different versions which is better than deprecated. Because we can have a gray strategy to retired those fields. What if we have a date or release date in deprecationReason like “deprecationReason: at 9/10 release”? so that we can know which one is older.
    The idea of using extension to tell the engineer of warning and deprecated fields is really great! Though I don’t agree with all the opinions of this post, this is still an awesome post!!

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