In this talk, Nikolas will give an introduction to building GraphQL servers with Node.JS. He'll explain and demonstrate the core mechanics of GraphQL servers and highlight best practices for connecting your API to a database using the open-source "GraphQL ORM" layer provided by Prisma and GraphQL bindings.
GraphQL immensely boosts productivity of frontend developers. This allows for faster development and iteration cycles. However transitioning an entire backend to GraphQL is quite a bit of work. A common solution for this problem is to add a GraphQL proxy layer on top the legacy API. In this talk, Burk will explain how frontend developers can take owernship of a GraphQL API layer.