159: GraphQL with Tanmai Gopal

Programming Throwdown

12-06-2023 • 1 hora 23 min

GraphQL is one of the biggest API enablers in software development, but just how complicated can things be? Tanmai Gopal – Hasura’s CEO extraordinaire – talks with Jason and Patrick about how the secret sauce gets made. They dive deeply from how APIs function to having them managed in practice – among several other topic, making this a must-listen episode.

00:01:19 Introductions

00:01:48 Tanmai’s late start in programming

00:05:48 Plinko

00:13:06 Coursera

00:23:28 The question of API development

00:30:30 API layer functionality

00:34:58 How Hasura leverages JSON

00:39:08 GraphQL

00:42:49 Worse than an API call

00:49:15 The potential REST minefield

00:53:41 JSON Web Tokens

01:11:34 Scaling writes

01:15:17 Careers with Hasura

01:22:35 Farewells

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  • Tanmai Gopal:
    • Website: https://hasura.io/blog/@tanmaig/
    • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanmaig/
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/tanmaigo
    • Github: https://github.com/coco98
  • Hasura:
    • Website: https://hasura.io/
    • Careers: https://hasura.io/careers/
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/HasuraHQ
    • Github: https://github.com/hasura
    • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hasura
  • Others:
    • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Good-Strategy-Bad-Strategy-audiobook/dp/B07R6XQ8YP
    • Modern Application Development (IIT Madras, archived): https://archive.nptel.ac.in/courses/106/106/106106156/

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