GraphQL Working Group updates in minutes

SpecNews digests the latest GraphQL Working Group happenings and delivers the highlights straight to your ears, so you can stay up to date in just a few minutes every month.

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September's meeting included the new arrangements for the meetings going forward, a discussion of a new RFC concerning the extensionsproperty, @defer and @stream moved to Stage Two, calls for feedback on a number of smaller topics, and a presentation on the need for granular metadata in GraphQL.

Benjie's presentation is viewable on the GraphQL Federation Youtube channel: The slides are also available at:

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August 2022's working group meeting saw the working group moving closer to changing the meeting cadence, an update on the GraphQL over HTTP Spec, a proposal of a new STRUCT type, musing over evolving the definition of GraphQL, and more discussions around interfaces and unions.

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July 2022's working-group-meeting saw discussion around adding directives to existing enum values, adding "schema metadata" to SDL and introspection, allowing recursion when resolving the concrete object type of a value representing an interface or union type, an update from the GraphQL-over-HTTP working group, and an update on the defer and stream RFC.

Benjie's GraphQL Conference talk on Schema Metadata:

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June 2022's working group meeting saw the closure of a number of action items, the introduction of a new "composite schemas" working group, a discussion around an @experimental directive, a new validation rule to assert operation types exist, an update on the client-controlled nullability, @oneOf, and "unions implementing interfaces" RFCs and a number of spicy takes on the GraphQL spec itself!

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May 2022's working group saw the return of discussions around higher order abstract types in GraphQL, the availability of a canary release of client-controlled nullability, discussions around the shape of iterables and payloads for defer and stream and the advancement of @oneOf input objects to RFC stage 2. Join hosts Benjie and Jem for the details!

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April 2022's working group saw the announcement of the GraphQL Foundation's first conference, a preview of the future direction of GraphiQL, a proposal to allow unions to implement interfaces, and a discussion of the payload format to use for streams. Jem and Benjie give you the lowdown.

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A new podcast has arrived covering the latest news from the GraphQL Working Group. Hosts Jem and Benjie welcome you to the feed!

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