via https://davidwalsh.name/getting-started-with-graphql GraphQL was developed by Facebook in 2012 to power up its mobile apps. Since open-sourcing GraphQL specification in 2015, it gained a lot of popularity and is now used by many development teams, including giants like GitHub, Twitter or Airbnb. Why so? … more
Many companies still use XML because that’s what the legacy systems are written in. More current API interfaces have used REST and this was easier to code and manage but some of the toolsets are limited. Now we have GraphQL ( 5 years old) which in discussions with developers I hear is great because it nor just limited to database access for responses. Responses can be built from the file system and other not so traditional sources.
I expect GraphQL will become popular is a large niche of start-ups and forward-thinking companies. The Enterprise seems to still be stuck in the XML/Rest loop but after 5 years this technology is considered “Mainstream” 😉