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March 12, 2019 in Announcement

The GraphQL Foundation Announces Collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation to Drive Open Source and Open Standards

New Members Advance GraphQL Specification to Expand GraphQL Ecosystem and Accelerate Open Source and Open Standards for API Development and Consumption...

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November 12, 2018 in In The News

Channel Futures: GraphQL API Query Language Growing, Gets Own Support Foundation

The growing popularity and use of the open-source GraphQL API language by software developers has inspired the creation of a GraphQL Foundation to promote the technology and help it accelerate its development and footprint in future code. The new organization, hosted by the non-profit Linux Foundation, is made up of a wide range of companies and users that are interested in growing and nurturing the GraphQL API project, which Facebook originally developed internally....

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November 7, 2018 in In The News

Datanami: Will GraphQL Become a Standard for the New Data Economy?

Don’t look now but a new language called GraphQL is emerging that could radically simplify how developers use APIs to get data into applications, and potentially provide a graph-like alternative to procedural REST. The company behind the open source software, Apollo, today announced the GraphQL Platform to standardize access to the new technology....

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November 7, 2018 in In The News

SD Times: The Linux Foundation announces plans to form GraphQL foundation

In an effort to grow and sustain the GraphQL ecosystem, The Linux Foundation has announced plans to launch a new open-source foundation for it. GraphQL is an API technology that was initially developed by Facebook. The GraphQL Foundation will be a collaborative effort between industry leaders and users....

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November 7, 2018 in In The News

The Register: Facebook’s open-source license drama-zone GraphQL gets swanky digs in Linux mansion

GraphQL, a query language for APIs that was on the verge of being shunned last year over software license concerns, has bounced back and landed in the arms of the Linux Foundation....

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November 6, 2018 in In The News

InfoWorld: GraphQL gets its own foundation

The Linux Foundation plans to host a foundation to support the GraphQL API project, with the intent of growing a neutral ecosystem for the technology. GraphQL is a specification for building APIs. It is intended to make cross-platform and mobile development simpler. Providing an alternative to REST, GraphQL lets developers use a strongly typed query language to define requests and responses, letting an application specify what it needs from an API....

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November 6, 2018 in Announcement

The Linux Foundation Announces Intent to Form New Foundation to Support GraphQL

Airbnb, Apollo, Elementl, Facebook, GitHub, Hasura, Prisma, Shopify, and Twitter Working Together to Accelerate GraphQL Adoption, Invite Others to Join New Initiative...

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November 6, 2018 in In The News

eWeek: GraphQL API Specification Moving Forward with Independent Foundation

The Linux Foundation announced on Nov. 6 that it is forming a new foundation to support the open source GraphQL specification, which enables a new generation of APIs. For nearly two decades, REST (Representational State Transfer) has been one of the primary approaches for enabling APIs that help to connect and extend applications and web services. REST however has multiple limitations, which is where GraphQL steps into the picture, finding wide adoption by large web properties....

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November 8, 2017 in In The News

ProgrammableWeb: GraphQL Moving to Neutral, Open-Source Foundation

GraphQL will now have its own foundation: the GraphQL Foundation. Although GraphQL was initially incubated by Facebook, GraphQL is now utilized heavily by a diverse set of companies including major tech giants (e.g. Twitter, Airbnb, Shopify, etc.). Accordingly, it makes sense that the data query language move to a neutral, open source home. Like many open source projects, the GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. Linux will implement an open governance model similar to many collaborations overseen by Linux....

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