test.allTheThings('GraphQL') with Manoj Kumar

6th up to the TestBash New Zealand stage, @manoj9788 is going to share their experience with GraphQL APIs and how you can test GraphQL APIs.

If you’ve got questions for Manoj about the talk, add them here :point_down:

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You mentioned in the chat that graphql is replacing rest apis in the selenium 4 grid api. Can you elaborate on how that will affect tests written for previous versions, and what (if anything) will need to be changed to adjust to this?

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What are some risks with using GraphQL vs. REST that testers should be aware of?

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You mentioned graphql being a query language, and you mentioned 4 types of tests (static type checks, unit, integration, and exploratory) In your opinion where is the best place to start?

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Hi Manoj.

I know you cannot predict the future, so I won’t hold you accountable for accuracy :smiley:

Disclaimer - I am not hugely familiar with GraphQL. It seems like a elegant solution, but will it really replace Restful API’s ?

It feels like a fun new toy - but does it really deliver enough to promote mass adoption ?

Thanks