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GraphQL is not meant to be exposed over the internet

Jens Neuse

Jens Neuse

Founder @ wundergraph

GraphQL is currently one of the most frequently mentioned technologies when it comes to innovation in the API economy. Adopters enjoy the ease of use and tooling like for example GraphiQL, the browser-based user interface to try out any GraphQL API. The whole experience of GraphQL is exactly what frontend-developers need to build amazing interactive web applications.

However, with the rise of adoption, I'm starting to get more and more concerned about the way people understand GraphQL and use it. In this post, I'd like to share my unpopular opinion on what GraphQL really is meant to be and why you should be concerned if you're using it the popular-but-risky way.

What is WunderGraph and why I created it

Jens Neuse

Jens Neuse

Founder @ WunderGraph

There has been a phenomenal growth in the adoption of GraphQL and accompanying tooling. As with any new technology however, we are still learning about security, best practice approaches & how to do GraphQL right. There is still debate around when it is appropriate to use GraphQL as opposed to REST or gRPC for example.

This post tells my story about why I created WunderGraph, how I believe that WunderGraph takes the best of GraphQL and REST and puts them together, in a particularly unique way, to help developers to become more productive.