GraphQL is a fast and efficient query language for APIs.

GraphQL is a data query language and specification developed internally by Facebook in 2012 before being publicly open sourced in 2015. It provides an alternative to REST-based architectures with the purpose of increasing developer productivity and minimizing amounts of data transferred. GraphQL is used in production by hundreds of organizations of all sizes including Facebook, Credit Karma, GitHub, Intuit, PayPal, the New York Times and many more.

The GraphQL Foundation is a neutral foundation founded by global technology and application development companies. The GraphQL Foundation encourages contributions, stewardship, and a shared investment from a broad group in vendor-neutral events, documentation, tools, and support for GraphQL.

As application development shifts towards microservices architectures with an emphasis on flexibility and speed to market, tools like GraphQL are redefining API design and client-server interaction to improve the developer experience. GraphQL makes cross-platform and mobile development simpler with availability in the programming language of your choice, while allowing developers to create seamless user experiences for their customers.

Airbnb, Apollo, Coursera, Elementl, Facebook, GitHub, Hasura, Prisma, Shopify, Twitter and many others are working together through this vendor-neutral foundation, hosted by The Linux Foundation, to provide unified governance and stewardship for GraphQL.

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GraphQL Foundation 2020 Projects

  • Naman K.
    Adding streaming support and error recovery to reference GraphQL parser
    The goal of this project is to bring error recovery and streaming support in the graphql reference parser while maintaining the code readability,...
  • Mohammed-osama
    GraphiQL Plugins
    I've been using different technologies over the past few years such as PHP (Laravel), Nodejs, VueJS, React, and React Native. Also, I've been using...