August 3, 2021

Introducing Open Telemetry for Apollo Federation

How do you debug or optimize a request as it travels through all the layers of your stack: from the client, through the Apollo Gateway, through your subgraph services, all the way to your databases? First, you need visibility into what your code is doing during that request, regardless of how that work is distributed […]

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July 27, 2021

How Expedia improved performance by moving from Schema Stitching to Apollo Federation

Two weeks ago, we hosted a webinar with Shane Myrick, Senior Software Developer at Expedia Group entitled, “From Schema Stitching to Federation: Expedia’s Journey.” Shane’s talk covered Expedia’s motivation for adopting GraphQL and why they needed a distributed approach for managing their graph.  Prior to adopting GraphQL, the Expedia Group faced the challenge of delivering […]

July 21, 2021

Apollo Workbench: A Better Way to Design Federated Graphs

I’ve been helping companies develop their graph using Apollo Federation for over two years now, and it’s amazing to see all the different applications they’ve enabled. In developing one graph, companies often struggle to define a process for effectively governing changes to the federated schema. Some companies use a Google doc, while others use a […]

July 15, 2021

It’s here! Introducing Apollo Server 3

When we released Apollo Server 2 in 2018, our goal was to make it the best-in-class GraphQL server by integrating many of the most useful GraphQL libraries available at the time. However, for backward compatibility reasons, this meant that Apollo Server 2 continued to include the 2018 versions of these libraries three years later. Apollo […]

July 9, 2021

Federation in Odyssey

One of the very best ways to improve your product is to use it yourself. We’ve been using Apollo Client and Server libraries internally at Apollo for ages. Still, it wasn’t until we released Odyssey (the Apollo learning platform) that we realized we had the perfect opportunity to use Apollo Federation to consolidate our efforts […]


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August 3, 2021

Introducing Open Telemetry for Apollo Federation

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