Let's imagine we're building a modern web application using NextJS. Our task is to use two APIs, one for weather, one for jobs, and combine them into a product. Our users should see the current weather and get a list of jobs. This should sound like a pretty common task, developers have to accomplish every day across the world. It's not extremely challenging, but it still takes some effort.
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Generating APIs is becoming more and more popular. Especially the GraphQL community is "suffering" from this trend.
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.
WebSockets are an outdated technology deemed dead thanks to the ietf not adding HTTP/2 support. Using Server Sent Events, we could simplify the implementation of GraphQL Subscriptions, reduce frontend code and increase performance as well as flexibility when writing modern frontend applications.