[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Plans for GraphQL support? (#2047)

Jason Sun notifications at github.com
Mon Nov 12 22:01:44 UTC 2018


> What would be the benefit?

@HolgerJeromin it would be all the benefits of using GraphQL, which you'd be better off reading an [article](https://medium.com/open-graphql/graphql-1-140fab436942) about it. But in short, you can `query`/`mutate`/`subscribe` the data you want with a single endpoint (e.g. `example.com/graphql`) , guaranteed the response types, don't need to read the REST API docs to understand what responses the server provides, and optimize network bandwidth. And in a conventional REST API, if someone decides to change the response to a certain endpoint, you (the API consumer) need to care. But with GraphQL you don't.

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