4 The Neo4j GraphQL Library

This chapter covers

  • Reviewing common issues that arise when building GraphQL API applications
  • Introducing database integrations for GraphQL that aim to address these common problems, including the Neo4j GraphQL library
  • Building a GraphQL endpoint backed by Neo4j, taking advantage of the features of the Neo4j GraphQL library, such as generated query and mutation types, filtering, and temporal and spatial data types
  • Extending the functionality of our autogenerated GraphQL API with custom logic
  • Introspecting a GraphQL schema from an existing Neo4j database

GraphQL backend implementations commonly run into a set of issues that negatively impact performance and developer productivity. We’ve identified some of these ...

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