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Article Roundup - March 6, 2020

GraphQL In Action: Introduction
GraphQL has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, and some of that for good reason. Instead of pulling down massive models and hierarchies from a REST API you build a GraphQL query that returns to you only exactly what you want. Nothing more, nothing less. When it comes to mobile development that can be a huge benefit. This article is an excerpt from an upcoming book on GraphQL and serves as a great introduction.

The Node.js best practices list
JavaScript changes quickly these days, very quickly. It can be hard to keep track of what all the best practices are, even more so if you work with JavaScript on the frontend and backend. This page has compiled Node best practices from across the web into a single place. Everything here won’t apply in all cases for frontend JavaScript, and some of it doesn’t even apply to using Node in certain situations like serverless functions, but this can provide a great starting point.