Why & When Abbacus chooses GraphQL as
right technology for the development
GraphQL – A Facebook creation
GraphQL was created in 2012 by Facebook so as to reduce the usage of the network for their mobile applications by enhancing data-fetching capabilities. Later in 2015, it was turned open-source, and thereafter it has been expanding with the inclusion of powerful tools and libraries.
GraphQL – Good for microservices and complex systems
GraphQL hides the complexity of complex systems behind its API. Here the data is packed in GraphQL response format after fetching it from its existing systems. This can work well especially in the case of third-party APIs or legacy infrastructures that have maintenance issues.
GraphQL – Easier to create an omnichannel experience
With GraphQL frontend apps can be decoupled from web services. This way developers can easily describe their data. GraphQL will then fetch data from different data sources that are requested by the query as defined in the service. This way GraphQL helps in delivering omnichannel experience by establishing seamless collaboration among different devices.