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REST versus GraphQL

Choosing between GraphQL and REST for your applications? In this video, Viktor compares GraphQL vs REST in a number of dimensions to help you decide what's right for your application. And a short demo of an application built using GraphQL to showcase how it can make the experience better for end users.

  • single HTTP endpoints in GraphQL versus multiple HTTP endpoints in REST
  • one network call per query in GraphQL versus one network call per entity in REST
  • client-defined response content in GraphQL versus server-defined response content in REST
  • no built-in access control in GraphQL versus access control on the HTTP level in REST
  • typed-schemas required in GraphQL versus schemas-optional in REST
  • support for real-time data in GraphQL

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