Published: March 2018
Your domain is rich and interconnected, and your API should be too. Upgrade your web API to GraphQL, leveraging its flexible queries to empower your users, and its declarative structure to simplify your code. Absinthe is the GraphQL toolkit for Elixir, a functional programming language designed to enable massive concurrency atop robust application architectures. Written by the creators of Absinthe, this book will help you take full advantage of these two groundbreaking technologies. Build your own flexible, high-performance APIs using step-by-step guidance and expert advice you won’t find anywhere else.
Want to see GraphQL at work in the context of a full-stack application? The Pragmatic Studio has a video course just for you! Learn how to put together an app using Phoenix on the backend, Absinthe for the GraphQL API, and React with Apollo on the frontend. You’ll come away understanding how everything works together in harmony so you can build your own GraphQL app from start to finish.
These videos were technically reviewed by Bruce Williams so you know you’re learning techniques and practices based on real-world experiences. The course includes 4.5 hours of video, 17 animations exploring key design elements, and all the source code.
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GraphQL is a new way of structuring and building web services, and the result is transformational. Find out how to offer a more tailored, cohesive experience to your users, easily aggregate data from different data sources, and improve your back end’s maintainability with Absinthe’s declarative approach to defining how your API works.
Build a GraphQL-based API from scratch using Absinthe, starting from core principles. Learn the type system and how to expand your schema to suit your application’s needs. Discover a growing ecosystem of tools and utilities to understand, debug, and document your API. Take it to production, but do it safely with solid best practices in mind. Find out how complexity analysis and persisted queries can let you support your users flexibly, but responsibly too. Along the way, discover how Elixir makes all the difference for a high performance, fault-tolerant API. Use asynchronous and batching execution, or write your own custom add-ons to extend Absinthe. Go live with subscriptions, delivering data over websockets on top of Elixir (and Erlang/OTP’s) famous solid performance and real-time capabilities.
Transform your applications with the powerful combination of Elixir and GraphQL, using Absinthe.
Bruce Williams is a polyglot technologist, speaker, and writer interested in everything from learning type systems and writing parsers to designing UX. He is the CTO of CargoSense, a logistics intelligence company, and the co-creator of Absinthe, the GraphQL toolkit for Elixir.
Ben Wilson is a full-stack developer and leading member of the Elixir community as an open source maintainer, contributor, and conference speaker. He is the back-end team lead at CargoSense and the co-creator of Absinthe.
Published: March 2018