Published or updated on July 30, 2019
If you haven't heard of GraphQL, the TLDR is that it's a new way to request data from an API.
One that's easier, faster, better, and stronger than the old RESTful API system.
If you're lucky enough to already grok GraphQL, you'll know the QL stands for Query Language – aka. the language we talk to our GraphQL API in.
It's not a terribly complex language, but you'll still need to do some syntax studying to get the hang of it.
It's a wonderful introduction for anyone new to the GraphQL ecosystem – Eve explains all the parts of the playground interface that are not in the least bit intuitive. I'd been stumbling about in my own GraphQL queries lost and afraid until I worked through this.
Anyways, as usual I drew some things:
This is the first set of illustrated notes we're turning into an IRL atoms-and-quarks poster on egghead's swag store.
There's framed versions and unframed, depending on how fancy you feel. You can buy one here if you so desire!
A high-res & printable version of the notes, plus the full course is avaliable here on the GraphQL Query Language page.