PHP and GraphQL: Building APIs

GraphQL, developed by Facebook in 2012 and open-sourced in 2015, is a query language for APIs that offers a more efficient and flexible alternative to REST API. With GraphQL, clients can request only the necessary data, reducing network transfers and improving performance. It also allows fetching multiple resources in a single request and provides a strong type system for error prevention. Additionally, GraphQL offers a powerful introspection system for easier API integration and tool building. Overall, using GraphQL simplifies API building and consumption, enhancing performance and developer experience.

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