REST Controllers vs GraphQL. You’ve probably heard of GraphQL but maybe you haven’t played with it yet. We talk with Ben Wilson, co-creator of Absinthe, a GraphQL library for Elixir and the book Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe to get a better idea of how REST and GraphQL compare.

In this episode we discuss benefits of GraphQL, familiarity of REST, making requests over channels, getting versioning benefits, aggregating disparate data, reduced payload sizes, some of the challenges, the impact of macros on Absinthe, and much more!

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Follow-up article:

https://thinkingelixir.com/rest-vs-graphql-for-an-api/

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