REST has been adopted by many developers and is widely regarded as the traditional way to send data over HTTP. GraphQL, on the other hand, is typically presented as a revolutionary technology to replace legacy REST APIs.
GraphQL is an open-source data query and manipulation language for APIs, and a runtime for fulfilling queries with existing data. GraphQL was developed internally by Facebook in 2012 before being publicly released in 2015.
User can implement it into any of existing apps today.
Apollo is compatible with any build setup, any GraphQL server, and any GraphQL schema.
User can start using GraphQL with small queries for fetching data right away and learn about the advanced features a bit later.
User will receive the data from APIs what exactly requested.
Any user can easily understand the flow what is precisely happening in his application.
Gives a swift response. Changes reflected immediately on apps.
REST stands for Representational State Transfer. (It is sometimes spelled “ReST”.) It relies on a stateless, client-server, cacheable communications protocol — and in virtually all cases, the HTTP protocol is used. REST is an architecture style for designing networked applications.
each HTTP contains all the necessary information to run it, which means that neither the client nor the server need to remember any previous state to satisfy it.
The URI allows us to access the information in order to change or delete it, or for example to share its exact location with third parties.
To transfer data, the REST system applies specific actions (POST, GET, PUT and DELETE) on the resources, provided they are identified with a URI.
The Layer System is the hierarchical architecture between the components. Each layer has a functionality within the REST system.