2 May 2019
Some previous Neo4j experience recommended but not required. Familiarity with Node.js and its ecosystem.
Despite what the name may imply, GraphQL is not a query language for graph databases. Instead, it is a new way of building APIs where application data is treated as a graph on the frontend. GraphQL has been called “REST 2.0” as it offers many advantages over REST.
Although GraphQL can be used with any database or backend service, it becomes even more powerful when combined with a graph database such as Neo4j. Using graphs on the backend as well as the frontend allows for removing the mapping and translation layer, simplifying development. Translating GraphQL to a single graph database query offers performance benefits. Further, we can enhance the expressivity of GraphQL by exposing Cypher, the query language for graphs, in our GraphQL schema.
This workshop will start with a brief overview of GraphQL and graph databases then dive into why they are awesome when used together! We will talk about how we can use GraphQL with Neo4j and walk through the code to build a full stack application. No experience with GraphQL or graph databases is necessary to benefit from this workshop.
Introduction to full stack development with GRAND Stack
GraphQL, React, Apollo, Neo4j Database
Show how (and why) these tools can be used together
Build a simple full-stack movie recommendation web app
You will need your own laptop. Please download and install Neo4j prior to the session. You can find the latest version of Neo4j on neo4j.com/download.