Volodymyr Tsukur

Volodymyr Tsukur

Lead software engineer, architect and guild master @ Wix. Primarily focused on the development of distributed systems with an in-depth focus on the web, platforms, and APIs with the goal of bringing real value! Passionately engaged in software development for over twelve years striving to make things right. XP and TDD practitioner. Tech speaker, program committee member of JEEConf and XP Days Ukraine. Outsourcing partner of EasyHunt in Ukraine.

GraphQL - APIs the New Way

Thursday, June 7 – Day 1 - 16:30 - Room 2

Facebook, GitHub, and Pinterest challenge status quo in network communication and embrace GraphQL – query language for the APIs. This evolving standard also gives you runtime to execute the queries and enables comprehensive dev tooling, making it juicy for a developer to try and explore. That’s what we, at Wix, did too!

In this talk, we will see GraphQL in real, practical action under Java sauce. We’ll elaborate on our experience with GraphQL at Wix, see how it compares to REST, and, like with every other technology, understand its limits and shortcomings.

So, is GraphQL right for you? Come by, and we’ll see!