In a speech at the 2016 GraphQL Summit, Lee Byron of GraphQL/Facebook put forward a “Secret Master Plan” outlining his hopes for GraphQL, the growing API standard.
In an ideal world, he said, he hoped that GraphQL adoption would look something like this:
- 1–3 months – Hobbyists and personal projects
- 6 months – Implemented in 3+ languages
- 9–12 months – New startups and small companies
- 1.5–2 years – Medium sized companies and products
- 2 years – Implemented in 10+ languages (actually took ~3 months)
- 2–4 years – Large companies and tech giants
- 4–5 years – Ubiquity!
Today, new application development leans towards microservices and serverless approaches. With this paradigm shift, the weaknesses of traditional RESTful API approaches began to show. GraphQL was developed in response to the problems of a typical REST API, but requires a fair amount of configuration to get it running server-side. Read more
Financial services is on the cusp of becoming an integral part of the API Economy. Market forces — both disruptive in terms of new offerings from FinTech and regulatory in the form of anti-competitive legislation — are resulting in an increasing number of financial service providers offering APIs. Read more
Over 300 API practitioners. 53 talks. 6 demos. 3 workshops. 3 days. Endless coffee.
Sound familiar? If you’re into APIs and were in Stockholm this week you were probably experiencing the 2016 Platform Summit — the Nordic region’s largest web API event to date. Read more