Annabelle Thomas Taylor

Just your average opossum-lovin’, Doc Martens-wearin’, JavaScript-codin’ kind of gal.

Annabelle Thomas Taylor

Just your average opossum-lovin’, Doc Martens-wearin’, JavaScript-codin’ kind of gal.

Snippet: GraphQL, Express, and monster movies

Original article published on Dev.to on March 26, 2019

My software engineering cohort recently had a free-for-all day where we could teach ourselves anything we wanted. I decided to dip my toes into GraphQL, and at the end of the day I spun up a quick walkthrough of what I learned. Here’s a snippet:

I like to shake things up in my development flow every now and then to make sure I don’t get too comfortable (heaven forbid the Imposter Syndrome stay away for longer than a week at a time). Right after figuring out the difference between React state and props, I threw everything I knew about state management out the window and started working through Redux. WordPress with PHP is pretty cool, but how about Gatsby?

The Great Urge struck again today and left me thinking, “RESTful APIs are soooo last season; hello, GraphQL!”