Last updated July 15, 2019

In the last several years REST has been the de facto standard for web services. However, there are several common problems when developing websites and digital experiences with the traditional REST implementations. Luckily, those issues have solutions, either complete or partial.

Modern web service spefications like JSON:API and GraphQL implement those solutions, although they differ slightly in their implementation.

In this tutorial we will learn about:

  • The problems of traditional REST implementations
  • Common solutions to those problems, and how JSON:API and GraphQL deal with them

By the end of this tutorial you'll be able to explain some of the common pitfalls of REST-based APIs, and how JSON:API and GraphQL address those issues.