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Beyond REST: Coursera's Journey to GraphQL
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| by Bryan Kane Follow 0 Followers on Sep 27, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London, Mar 4 - 6, 2019. Save an extra £75.00 with INFOQ75!

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.

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