Voyage III: Federation in Production

We're bringing a supergraph into production. We'll introduce schema checks and graph variants into our CI/CD workflows. Learn all about build checks, operation checks and observability tools in Apollo Studio.

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Check your plan: Part of this course covers the self-hosted router, which requires a GraphOS Enterprise plan. You can still follow along if your organization is on a different plan, but you won’t be able to complete certain hands-on tasks. You can also test out this functionality by signing up for a free Enterprise trial.

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  • Updated May 15, 2024
  • 10 lessons

What you'll learn

  • Create a supergraph variant for different environments

  • Run schema checks

  • Manage the subgraph development process in a CI/CD pipeline

  • Use Launches in Studio to interpret and fix errors

  • Override operation check failures in Studio

  • Add fields to the supergraph incrementally using the @inaccessible directive

  • Use insights to interpret graph metrics


  • Apollo Federation basics


Michelle Mabuyo

Lesson List

This tutorial includes

  • tasks
  • fill in the blank activities
  • multiple choice questions

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