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Scott Bolinger

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08-11-2019

Podcast #5 - Dev Chat with Jason Bahl about WPGraphQL and Gatsby

Jason Bahl created WPGraphQL, which is a plugin that adds a GraphQL API for WordPress sites. He created it because he worked for a large publishing company that had 250 million pageviews per month, and the WP REST API was too slow.

In this episode we talk about why you would use WPGraphQL instead of the WP REST API, how it works, and what it has to do with Gatsby. (Gatsby is a React based static site generator that also uses GraphQL.)

This is the first Dev Chat, which is a developer focused episode where we talk about code, infrastructure, and the process of building products. My normal interviews focus more on the business of selling products.

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