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Pros of GraphQL
Pros of JSON-RPC
  • 75
    Schemas defined by the requests made by the user
  • 63
    Will replace RESTful interfaces
  • 62
    The future of API's
  • 49
    The future of databases
  • 13
  • 12
    Get many resources in a single request
  • 6
    Ask for what you need, get exactly that
  • 6
    Query Language
  • 3
    Evolve your API without versions
  • 3
    Type system
  • 3
    Fetch different resources in one request
  • 2
    Ease of client creation
  • 2
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    "Open" document
  • 1
    Easy to learn
  • 1
    Better versioning
  • 1
  • 1
    Backed by Facebook
  • 1
    1. Describe your data
  • 1
    Fast prototyping
  • 1
    Good for apps that query at build time. (SSR/Gatsby)
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    Cons of GraphQL
    Cons of JSON-RPC
    • 4
      Hard to migrate from GraphQL to another technology
    • 4
      More code to type.
    • 2
      Takes longer to build compared to schemaless.
    • 1
      All the pros sound like NFT pitches
    • 1
      Works just like any other API at runtime
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      What is GraphQL?

      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.

      What is JSON-RPC?

      It is a very simple protocol, defining only a few data types and commands. It allows for notifications (data sent to the server that does not require a response) and for multiple calls to be sent to the server which may be answered out of order.

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      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      Lightest GraphQL client with intelligent features. You can download graphql.js directly, or you can use Bower or NPM.
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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