1. Episode #48
  2. May 7, 2020
  3. 49m
  4. 49m

Alternative Backends with Kristaps Grinbergs

Alternative Backends with Kristaps Grinbergs

In this episode, Leo talks with Kristaps Grinbergs about alternative backends like GraphQL and WebSockets as well as their upcoming talks at UIKonf.
  1. 49m podcast at transistor.fm
  2. 49m video at youtube.com


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Why GraphQL?

  • Greater Flexibility
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  • REST API is more strict but easy to implement
  • Big Learning Curve with GraphQL
  • Fewer Requests Needed with GraphQL
  • Challenges with accessing in Swift
  • How Apollo Works
  • Starting with both REST API and GraphQL
  • Using Subscriptions WebSockets with GraphQL for Syncing


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  • How to support and test WebSockets?

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