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This project is part of the liveProject series Develop a Powerful GraphQL API in AWS
knowledge of AWS Console, Javascript, NodeJS, and basics of GraphQL
skills learned
implement a GraphQL endpoint using AWS • implement a query in GraphQL
Mariano Calandra
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll replace SimpleTravel’s existing REST API. The company has grown, and new consumers want to be able to customize data returned by this API. Due to the inflexible nature of the REST paradigm, the new API will be implemented using GraphQL.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Mariano Calandra
Mariano Calandra works as a cloud architect at Claranet Italia where he helps international customers succeed using AWS and cloud-native architectures. He’s an AWS Authorized Instructor, an AWS Community Builder, and a co-organizer of ServerlessDays Rome and the AWS User Group in Rome.


This liveProject is for software developers who have set up their own AWS accounts and know the AWS console. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basic AWS Console
  • Basic JavaScript
  • Basic NodeJS
  • Basics of GraphQL

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn important GraphQL skills:

  • Implement a GraphQL API using AWS
  • Implement a query in GraphQL


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