GraphQL is a query language that has great potential for modern digital businesses. Using GraphQL is a great way to fulfill important tasks involving corporate data. Supposing your data is always changing and evolving, you’ll want to make sure that your data retrieval procedures are in line with best practices in your industry. GraphQL (GQL) is a tool that can help you achieve this in a fast, efficient manner. Simply put by Contentful, “GraphQL makes everyone’s life easier — from content creators to backend engineers.”

The Birth Of GQL

Created by Facebook back in 2012, GQL quickly earned its stripes as a flexible, powerful API. There are times when managing the data your company uses can seem complex, even overwhelming. APIs like GQL provide much-needed clarity and simplicity for harried office workers. Facebook did all it could to make sure this API was simple enough for the average third-party product developer. Moving far beyond its roots as an API for Facebook developers, GQL has achieved acceptance by a wide range of mobile and web developers. The secret to GQL’s success has a lot to do with how GQL avoids loading redundant data. Even if it requires loading data from quite a few sources, GQL only loads the data most relevant for your query. Developers can rely on great APIs to continue pumping out the apps that have helped make our economy resilient.

Further Benefits Of GQL

Without question, GQL is one of the most important query languages to come down the line in quite some time. If the past is an accurate guide, it seems clear that GQL will continue to grow in popularity. In app development, managers and team leaders usually do their best to improve their organizational standing. One way to achieve this is to implement useful new systems. Switching over to GQL can potentially help a person achieve distinction in their company. Software companies have all kinds of rules when it comes to developing new apps and products. When seeking to improve their organizational standing, developers should heed all rules concerning data security. GraphQL allows you to make less mistakes when it comes to data procedures. It can take a lot of work to get your data ready for porting over to a new application. GQL can help you get through this process without making mistakes that can potentially lead to litigation.

GQL And Securing Your Data

Using GQL, it is easy to create intermediate layers of security to protect your data and customer data. Thankfully, one doesn’t have to be an expert in code to use GQL effectively. GQL is a very elegant solution to the information management problems that have dogged technology companies for many years. Supposing you’re dissatisfied with REST API, you can likely rely on GQL for more thoughtful data manipulation. In particular, web developers are well-advised to take advantage of GQL. With the advent of Big Data, great APIs like this will continue to prove invaluable for many.

Though this API is quite popular, this is not merely due to hype. On the contrary, GQL has earned its stripes as a deeply practical API.

By Chakraborty

Dr Chakrabarty is the Chief Innovation Officer of IntuiComp TeraScience. Earlier she was Assistant Professor of Delhi University, a QS ranked university in India. Before that she has held research positions in IIT Mumbai, IIT Chennai and IISc Bangalore. She holds 2 patents and over 20 research publications in her name which are highly cited. Her area of research is in smart technologies, integrated devices and communications. She also has a penchant for blogging and is an editor of Business Fundas.