Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

Write for InfoQ


Choose your language

InfoQ Homepage Presentations Beyond REST: Coursera's Journey to GraphQL

Beyond REST: Coursera's Journey to GraphQL



Bryan Kane talks about why Coursera is transitioning to GraphQL, shares challenges and learnings from building their GraphQL assembly layer, and discusses a few open questions they have around designing APIs for simultaneous REST and GraphQL usage, and who owns the business logic in GraphQL.


Bryan Kane is a software engineer on the infrastructure team at Coursera. He's been working with client developers on solving data discovery and fetching issues, including Coursera's transition to GraphQL. Previously, he's worked on building Coursera's authentication systems and other pieces of core infrastructure that help Coursera provide education to over 20 million learners worldwide.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

Recorded at:

Sep 27, 2017