In this episode, we have special guest Mark Huot to talk about GraphQL and his CraftQL plugin for Craft CMS 3. We talk about the history of GraphQL, and what problems it is designed to solve. We compare and contrast it with REST APIs, and talk about how GraphQL fits in with the JAMstack way of doing things.
Even if you’re not working on a website where you provide an API, odds are very good that you’ll be consuming an API of some kind; and it very well may be GraphQL-based.
We then also talk about how using the CraftQL plugin, you can be spinning up your own API in minutes, using the same familiar vocabulary you use with craft.entries. You can even use it to make creating frontend entry forms easier to implement!