Organizing a Schema

Absinthe schemas are compiled, meaning that their types are collected, references are resolved, and the overall structure of the schema is verified against a set of rules during Elixir’s module compilation process. Absinthe does this to ensure that GraphQL documents can be processed at runtime using a schema module that’s already been checked for common errors and has been optimized for better performance.

That doesn’t mean your Absinthe schema needs to be written in a single module. In fact, when a schema grows beyond being a limited sketch of our domain model into something more comprehensive—when it becomes something that we need to maintain—it’s a good idea to organize it across multiple modules.

To do this, we need ...

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