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Issue 54

Articles & Videos
GraphQL SF Meetup: Subscriptions, Yelp's Public API, GraphQL at Airbnb
The GraphQL Meetup in San Francisco is the biggest one in the world. Lucky for everyone else they record all the talks ❤️ Here's what happened at the Meetup this week:

Tomer Elmalem: Yelp's Public API (starts at 26:53)
Zane Claes & Geobio Boo: GraphQL at AirBnB (starts at 47:28)
Lee Byron: GraphQL Subscriptions (starts at 1:38:26)
Deploy a GraphQL API with graphql-up (
Everybody loves the video courses on for their high-quality. In this short video (~ 5 min) you learn how to deploy a GraphQL API with a single click using graphql-up and explore it in a Playground.
Relay Modern with Lee Byron and Joe Savona (Podcast)
Lee Byron and Joe Savona are guests on the Software Engineering Daily podcast. Check out this episode to learn about how Relay evolved from the original idea to today's version Relay Modern.
Come speak at GraphQL Summit 2017!
Have something interesting you're working on? Share it with the community and submit a talk for the upcoming GraphQL Summit Conference (Oct 25-26, San Francisco).
Tools & Open Source
graphql-request: A new lightweight GraphQL client
Relay and Apollo are amazing GraphQL clients for prototypes and real-world applications - but in some cases, e.g. when writing simple scripts, these dependencies are an overkill for your lightweight setup. graphql-request is a minimal GraphQL client and gives you everything you need for basic interactions with a GraphQL API.
graphql-tools: A simpler way to create GraphQL APIs
Sashko and Jonas from the Apollo team released version 1.0 of graphql-tools. If you want to get experience in building your own GraphQL server, this toolkit is for you! Learn how you can leverage its functionality and get started quickly on the server-side with this article!
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