GraphQL by Example


GraphQL by ExampleLearn GraphQL by writing full-stack JavaScript applications with Node.js, Express, Apollo Server, React, Apollo Client.

What you’ll learn

  • Build a GraphQL server based on NodeJS, Express and Apollo Server
  • Invoke GraphQL APIs from JavaScript client applications using regular HTTP requests or Apollo Client
  • Handle Authentication/Authorization, Caching, and more


  • Good knowledge of modern JavaScript, including ES6+ and NodeJS
  • Some knowledge of Express and React preferable but not strictly required


30 April 2022: a full update has just been published, covering the latest versions of all libraries and tools: Apollo Server 3.x, Apollo Client 3.x, Apollo Sandbox, GraphQL-Request, GraphQL-WS.

Duration Note: because of the recent update, the course temporarily includes both new and old sections, so the calculated duration is 10 hours, however the full course for a new student is really about 5 hours. The old content will be removed in a few weeks, once students who enrolled before the update had a chance to complete it.

More and more teams are choosing GraphQL instead of (or along with) REST for their web APIs. GraphQL queries give clients great flexibility in the way they request data from the server, preventing issues such overfetching or underfetching of data, and allowing multiple resources to be retrieved in a single request.

In this course you’ll learn how to use GraphQL both on the server side and in client applications through practical examples in the form of full-stack JavaScript applications. You will be introduced to all the main GraphQL concepts like schema definition, Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions, as well as to solution to common requirements such as handling authentication/authorization and client-side caching.

The examples use Apollo Server with Node.js and Express on the backend, and Apollo Client with React on the frontend. The aim however is not just to cover specific GraphQL libraries, but to give you a more general understanding of the underlying concepts. For instance, Apollo Client is only introduced after learning how to write a simple client “by hand” to make sure you understand the GraphQL over HTTP format.

That said, there is also a React-specific section at the end covering the latest Apollo Client with React Hooks integration library.

This course assumes good knowledge of modern JavaScript, and ideally some familiarity with Node.js/Express and React.

Who this course is for:

  • JavaScript developers looking to learn GraphQL

Created by Mirko Nasato
Last updated 4/2022
English, Polish [Auto]

Size: 2.11 GB

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