GraphQL vs JSON API: What are the differences?
GraphQL: A data query language and runtime. GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012; JSON API: One of many data formats that is often applied to REST. It is most widely used data format for data interchange on the web. This data interchange can happen between two computers applications at different geographical locations or running within same hardware machine.
GraphQL and JSON API can be categorized as "Query Languages" tools.
GraphQL is an open source tool with 11.8K GitHub stars and 769 GitHub forks. Here's a link to GraphQL's open source repository on GitHub.
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use GraphQL, whereas JSON API is used by PACE Telematics GmbH, Ranker, and Selleo. GraphQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 777 company stacks & 3271 developers stacks; compared to JSON API, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
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