4 Results tagged on "rest":  

What is GraphQL and how does it differ from REST?

As much as we'd like to think there's one "best" way to do things, GraphQL is an alternative for REST, not a replacement. And while there's quite a few differences between them, the major difference is that GraphQL lets you build a query to get exactly (and only) the data you're interested in.
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What is an API?

An API is an Application Programming Interface, but what's that really mean? In a more practical sense, it's one programmer hiding the (possibly messy) details of their own code behind a nice veneer, in order to make it easier for another programmer to consume it in their own program.
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