Wire Up an Auction Website with GraphQL

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn the fundamentals of GraphQL

Clock1.5 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1.5 hours class, you will get up to speed with GraphQL, a popular query language that is used by many companies including Facebook, and right here at Coursera! GraphQL provides a standardized and flexible way to structure queries and exchange data among various database and server platforms. We will focus on the syntax and the fundamentals like data types, arguments, aliases, fragments, directives, and mutations. By the end of this class, you will have wired up a mock auction website with a GraphQL server and made it functional! Javascript and REST API are required as prerequisites.

Skills you will develop

Web DevelopmentApplication Programming Interfaces (API)GraphQLSoftware DevelopmentJavaScript

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and finished product preview

  2. Write your first GraphQL query

  3. Use arguments and variables to retrieve a single object

  4. Compare items using aliases

  5. Use fragments to streamline our query

  6. Learn about directives to conditionally include fields

  7. Use mutations to allow bid submissions

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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