A Beginner’s Journey into GraphQL - Part 0
When I joined the Manifold team, the first task I was given was to learn something new and document my experience. At the time, everyone on the team was really excited about GraphQL, which I had never heard of before. It piqued my interest as I figured it had to do with graphs, a subject that spoke to my inner math nerd. As I read more about React and GraphQL, I decided I should learn more about this emerging framework so I could understand what all the buzz is about.
Nevertheless, I spent two days diving deep into the documentation and tutorials for both React and GraphQL, here’s what I’ve learned:
- The documentation is written for experienced developers. I found it difficult to grasp initially.
- It’s easier to understand a framework if you understand the needs and tastes of the community that it’s built for and by.
- There’s a myriad of related technologies and it’s difficult for a noob like me to see how it all fits together.
This is going to be challenging, so I split it up into three separate steps. I’ll link the posts below as I write them!
The best way to learn anything is to get involved practically with it. Before that, I need to plan out what my React/GraphQL project will be. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below or tweet them to me @sitara_ramesh.
Build it. As simple as that.
Want to keep track of my progress?
You can follow along in this GitHub repo!