Ending 2016 with a big bang, we turned to Frontend for our last Developer Meetup of the year. Our Prague and Brno events once again drew packed houses as our developers talked server-side rendering in Apollo and GraphQL from a frontend perspective.
Michal Klacko and Pavel Polacek got the party started with a workshop on GraphQL. These two know GraphQL backwards and forwards, having already headlined similar workshops at this year’s React Conference and more recently at our Backend Developer Meetup last month.
“I think GraphQL is great for frontend developers, because it give them freedom to choose what data they will fetch from the server instead of having all data from REST API,” said Pavel. “Also the specific implementation of GraphQL — like Apollo Client — gives frontend tons of out-of-box features without the need to develop them, like caching data, store managing, real-time subscription, pagination and Optimistic UI.”
Pavel and Michal showcased many of these particular features in a sample app during their workshop.
Petr Hanak followed by demonstrating how to develop a webpack build on server and server-side rendering in Apollo. Very cool if we do say so ourselves.
“Web development is changing very fast and each day is getting more complex. We must push ourselves to stay up-to date with the latest technologies,” Petr explained. “Apollo is less than year old yet developers at Facebook as well as other big companies are already adapting its concepts.”
Missed all the fun? Don’t worry, we recorded the Prague meetup. Check it out below:
And we took a ton of pictures from Prague too. Tag yourself in the gallery here.
The event rounded out our fall review of the four key development platforms — iOS, Android and Backend meetups. Our developer and designer meetups will be returning in 2017. For more details, follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter.
You might also like...
What to watch out for in 2017 according to STRV engineers
The new year is upon us! Have you made any resolutions? We have. In addition to throwing more events than ever before and expanding our project portfolio, we are also going to be staying on top (as always) of all the latest tech trends. ...
Infographic: 2016 STRV Events
Last year kept us on our toes! We organized 51 events for you and took part in conferences, hackathons, marathons and a lot of other fun stuff. These events were packed with fun, knowledge-sharing, tons of food and beer, and most importantl...
Events, Wrap-up, Design
Wrap-up: Silicon Valley Insights with Slack’s Pavel Macek
Pavel Macek had originally planned to stay in San Francisco for just a year and a half, but then Slack came calling. He decided to stick around. Because Slack is cool. Pavel, our final Silicon Valley Insights speaker of 2016, flew in las...