GraphQL vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?
Developers describe GraphQL as "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. On the other hand, Spring Boot is detailed as "Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss". Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
GraphQL can be classified as a tool in the "Query Languages" category, while Spring Boot is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
"Schemas defined by the requests made by the user", "Will replace RESTful interfaces" and "The future of API's" are the key factors why developers consider GraphQL; whereas "Powerful and handy", "Easy setup" and "Java" are the primary reasons why Spring Boot is favored.
GraphQL and Spring Boot are both open source tools. Spring Boot with 39.8K GitHub stars and 25.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than GraphQL with 11.7K GitHub stars and 753 GitHub forks.
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use GraphQL, whereas Spring Boot is used by MIT, Intuit, and OpenGov. GraphQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 559 company stacks & 748 developers stacks; compared to Spring Boot, which is listed in 333 company stacks and 615 developer stacks.
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