If you are interested in the content, checkout the release blog post that is used here on HN. The book comes with 4 applications, client- and server-side, that you will build along the way, 350 pages, 45+ exercises, 400+ code snippets.
I would be curious how you like the content, but also what other content you would have expected in this book. Thanks to all of you again!
I'll definitely read it. I like the fact that it focuses on Apollo and not Relay.
Listening to your SoundCloud now. You're an inspiration!
There are 4 applications the readers of this book are going to build along the way. I think that's more pragmatic than other programming books.
Most, not all, of the other mentioned topics are too niche to address them in a beginners GraphQL book that should be read by a broader audience IMO. But I keep these topics in a list to write supplementary blog posts about them.
Thanks for your insights on this! Helps a lot to identify the pain points the community has on this topic :)
Unless I'm mistaken, the actual book itself is free too, which is generous.
The "Graph" part is where this technology is interesting. I'm sure not everyone links together all their models, but if you do things right, you essentially can let the front end pull in very interesting relationships without having to set it all up yourself. Very cool stuff.
An e-book is a good choice of format as well. I learned GraphQL from a video resource until I was competent enough to proceed with the (admittedly very good) documentation. I wish there had been a resource like this available.
Maybe it's not the best book on GraphQL, I don't know, but it is miles better than most paid tech-books out there.
The book is self-published and the author isn't well known, so he needs to something to build an audience. Giving them such a good book for an email is a nice way to do so.
I'm not well known either and my publisher only gives away one chapter for an email and then you have to buy it.