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February 22, 2022

Faster federated graphs and better usage data with Apollo Server 3.6

With the release of Apollo Server 3.6, we introduced new features and configuration to improve usage reporting to Apollo Studio. They are companion features to Inline Tracing for federated GraphQL APIs and OpenTelemetry support. With operation shape-based usage reporting, you get a clearer picture of how your graph is used with a much smaller impact […]

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 […]

June 28, 2018

Automatic Persisted Queries and CDN caching with Apollo Server 2.0

A common challenge that developers experience as they build products is how quickly their apps grow in complexity. For GraphQL services, your request sizes and query strings fatten over time, which in turn leads to extra weight transferred over the network. We solved this challenge by shipping Automatic Persisted Queries — a tool to that improves GraphQL […]

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March 6, 2017

Optimizing Your GraphQL Request Waterfalls

by Andy Ingram

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June 14, 2022

How to use Apollo Sandbox on your localhost

by Danielle Man

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