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Serverless Phoenix Meetup - Wednesday July 24th @ Galvanize Phoenix
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Food and Drinks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM – Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 - Networking
Serverless GraphQL - What can it do?
Speaker - Nader Dabit (@dabit3) – Developer Advocate at AWS
As GraphQL moves into the mainstream, the tooling & ecosystem has grown and has made it possible to do much more with GraphQL than using it as just a data layer. Nader will show how developers are using GraphQL as an API gateway to accomplish things that you may have never thought possible.
When we think of GraphQL at the resolver level, we typically associate some type of database as the resolver data source, but in practice a resolver is simply a function. What this means is that we can do much more with our GraphQL APIs & our resolvers than we ever thought possible, including things like taking existing REST APIs & transforming them into GraphQL APIs (http resolvers), passing the query to Lambda or serverless functions for processing & returning the response via a GraphQL query (for things like AI & ML), geospatial & time-based queries (passing the query to Elasticsearch), & even VR & AR apps (passing in user location / app info & using the subscription to transmit image assets).
In this talk, Nader will walk through what this looks like in theory & in practice, demoing 4 different applications that implement this functionality & showing the code that make the magic happen.
You’re not going to want to miss this meetup!