Apollo GraphQL with Geoff Schmidt
GraphQL has become a core piece of infrastructure for many software applications. GraphQL is used to make requests that are structured as GraphQL queries and responded to through a GraphQL server. The GraphQL server processes the query and fetches the response from the necessary databases, APIs, and backend services.
From the vantage point within the Meteor company, there were some trends in the frontend ecosystem that were potentially disruptive to the viability of Meteor. There were also some large potential opportunities. The dramatic change to the frontend was largely coming as a downstream effect of Facebook’s open source technologies: React and GraphQL. Amidst these changes, Meteor shifted the company’s efforts entirely towards GraphQL and renamed the company Apollo.
Geoff Schmidt is the CEO of Apollo, and he joins the show to talk about the GraphQL ecosystem, the business opportunities around GraphQL, and the process of pivoting from Meteor to Apollo.
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