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Lightning Talk: GraphQL to Apollo or not

16th May 2019 in New York at Convene - 237 Park Avenue

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The basic advantages of using GraphQL are plain to see. But how do you move an existing application across and what decisions are made?

American Express CardShop builds a widely used customer facing website. They have made the decision to migrate to a GraphQL interface. Karan will present a case study of their initial migration, the decisions, the discoveries and arguments for and against GraphQL. When you have an existing revenue generating product you have to justify technology change. He will present their case and describe what technologies they chose and why.

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Lightning Talk: GraphQL to Apollo or not

Karan Vohra

Karan is a Fullstack developer at American Express CardShop working with Node, React and GraphQL. He is a recent graduate of Georgia Tech and studying for his Master's Degree.

Mr Glenn Hinks

Glenn graduated in 1991, no google, no iPhones, no www. Things have gotten much better, he started off writing software for fly by wire aircraft, moved into satellite & communications, worked in investments, tried his very best at startups and is still having a wonderful time. For the last few positions, he has had great team building experiences. There are certainly a great number of great people to hire but you have to work to find them, woe them and mentor them. When Glenn looks back every graduate he has hired has ended up at a great gig at a great company even if they started off small. Currently, Glenn is really interested in the evolution of JavaScript and how all the new features are coming into the language. With Node on the backend and Webpack on the front you can do more with less code. Glenn is somewhat obsessed with Linting and unit testing and he think's Eslint has taught him as much about JavaScript as he has taught himself. Thank you contributors. In the day Glenn wrote in the parent languages of C & C++, these are great for some things. Glenn has gone from functional to class based back to functional and has had a great experience. He has really enjoyed the adoption of JavaScript as a fully fledged language. It is not just Brendon Eich's 5 day meander. It is now fully accepted in the enterprise. Glenn believes that Javascript of all the languages has adopted all the best practices that are only really given a nod and a wink in others.

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The basic advantages of using GraphQL are plain to see. But how do you move an existing application across and what decisions are made?

American Express CardShop builds a widely used customer facing website. They have made the decision to migrate to a GraphQL interface. Karan will present a case study of their initial migration, the decisions, the discoveries and arguments for and against GraphQL. When you have an existing revenue generating product you have to justify technology change. He will present their case and describe what technologies they chose and why.

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About the Speakers

Lightning Talk: GraphQL to Apollo or not

Karan Vohra

Karan is a Fullstack developer at American Express CardShop working with Node, React and GraphQL. He is a recent graduate of Georgia Tech and studying for his Master's Degree.

Mr Glenn Hinks

Glenn graduated in 1991, no google, no iPhones, no www. Things have gotten much better, he started off writing software for fly by wire aircraft, moved into satellite & communications, worked in investments, tried his very best at startups and is still having a wonderful time. For the last few positions, he has had great team building experiences. There are certainly a great number of great people to hire but you have to work to find them, woe them and mentor them. When Glenn looks back every graduate he has hired has ended up at a great gig at a great company even if they started off small. Currently, Glenn is really interested in the evolution of JavaScript and how all the new features are coming into the language. With Node on the backend and Webpack on the front you can do more with less code. Glenn is somewhat obsessed with Linting and unit testing and he think's Eslint has taught him as much about JavaScript as he has taught himself. Thank you contributors. In the day Glenn wrote in the parent languages of C & C++, these are great for some things. Glenn has gone from functional to class based back to functional and has had a great experience. He has really enjoyed the adoption of JavaScript as a fully fledged language. It is not just Brendon Eich's 5 day meander. It is now fully accepted in the enterprise. Glenn believes that Javascript of all the languages has adopted all the best practices that are only really given a nod and a wink in others.