Posts Tagged: Lee Byron

Interview With GraphQL Co-Creator Lee Byron

We recently sat down with GraphQL co-creator Lee Byron to learn about the history and future of GraphQL. Hope you enjoy!

The Origins and Future of GraphQL

Ten years ago Lee Byron was a graphics engineer designing interactive news graphics at the New York Times when a friend approached him to join a small social media startup based in San Francisco, California. Read more

Is GraphQL Moving Toward Ubiquity?

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!
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