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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 […]

November 12, 2020

The Evolution of GraphQL at Scale

Most organizations’ adventures with GraphQL start with one team looking for a way to solve one of the most significant frontend development problems in a microservice architecture: how to get all the data your app needs without making a million and one service calls. For a frontend engineer, that promise of getting all the data […]

November 4, 2020

Schema Services: Transitioning Towards a Federated Architecture

The reality for most large organizations adopting Federation is that the architecture sitting behind it is… messy. In this article, I will introduce the concept of schema services and demonstrate how they can provide an easier transition towards a federated architecture. From a jumble of modern and legacy services, different tech stacks, data sources, platforms, […]

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How to structure GraphQL server code

by Jonas Helfer

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September 23, 2021

Create a README to onboard developers to the graph

by Parul Schroff