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React and React Native by Adam Boduch

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Verbose vernacular

Before I start going into more depth on data dependencies and mutations, I think it makes sense for me to throw some general Relay + GraphQL terminology definitions out there.

  • Relay: A library that manages application data fetching and data mutations and provides higher-order components that feed data into our application components
  • GraphQL: A query language used to specify data requirements and data mutations
  • Data dependency: An abstract concept that says a given React component depends on particular data
  • Query: A query is the part of a data dependency, expressed in GraphQL syntax and executed by an encapsulated Relay mechanism
  • Fragment: A part of a larger GraphQL query
  • Container: A Relay React component that passes fetched data ...

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