GraphQL and its schema as a universal layer for database access

GraphQL is a query language mostly used to streamline access to REST APIs. It is seeing tremendous growth and adoption, in organizations like Airbnb, Coursera, Docker, GitHub, Twitter, Uber, and Facebook, where it was invented. As REST APIs are proliferating, the promise of accessing them all through a single query language and hub, which is […]

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schema.org, Linked Data’s Gateway Drug

The talk will detail the trajectory schema.org has taken, starting with a history that is less a retrospective than a narrative. I’ll follow this narrative to the fortunately-timed emergence of JSON-LD, providing as it does a flexible, standards-based serialization of the vocabulary. This, I’ll explain, helped fuel the popularity of schema.org, which in turn has […]

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