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Wednesday, December 9 • 15:10 - 15:50
Using Supergraph a GraphQL to SQL compiler to quickly build apps on Postgres

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In 2015, Facebook introduced GraphQL, a front-end query framework designed to shield users from the intricacies of the various backends one would find in modern data stacks. As with ORMs before then, most backend code ended up being databases, adding layers of abstraction that ended up being inefficient and required immense investments to scale out for performance. Additionally most app developers are not very familiar with SQL and go to great lengths to avoid learning it. This has created several problems like n+1 queries, inefficient queries, minimal use of database features, etc. While Postgres is growing in popularity with this audience the large majority of advanced features like JSON support, Recursive CTE’s, Window functions are never used. Often developers are unfamiliar with even simple features like the various types of JOINS and choose inefficient solutions like multiple queries instead.

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Vikram Rangnekar

Founder 42papers.com, 42papers.com
Vikram Rangnekar grew up in Bombay, studied computer science at the University of Delaware. He founded Socialwok a Techcrunch50 startup that was early in the enterprise collaboration space. This led him to Linkedin early in 2010 where he worked on various things from the API platform... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2020 15:10 - 15:50 GMT