front matter

preface

Thank you for reading Full Stack GraphQL Applications. The goal of this book is to demonstrate how GraphQL, React, Apollo, and Neo4j Database (the so-called GRANDstack) can be used together to build complex, data-intensive full stack applications. You may be wondering why we’ve chosen this specific combination of technologies. As you read through the book, I hope you will realize the developer productivity, performance, and intuitive benefits of using a graph data model throughout the stack—from the database to the API—and all the way through the frontend client data-fetching code.

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