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During this workshop, you’ll teach participants how to set up their development environment to use Node.js and GraphQL, register for a Shopify Developer account, and write your first API calls using GraphQL!
GraphQL is a new query language that allows developers to request only the data they want and nothing extra from APIs. GraphQL was developed at Facebook and is now being used by major companies like Github, Pinterest, and Shopify.
The Shopify Storefront API, based on GraphQL Schemas, empowers developers to request data about individual or groups of products to display, create unique checkout experiences, create or modify customers, and provide customers with unique product options. All of this is achieved writing calls using GraphQL.
Participants will be required to have a computer that can connect to the Internet and run the following software:
Participants should have a basic familiarity with web applications. During this workshop we will be interacting with a basic application writtin using Node.js and the Shopify Storefront API.
When you host an MLH Localhost activity, we’ll send you everything you need to run it. Here’s what we’ll send you:
Participants will need to install Node.js locally to run the applications they create. Participants may install Node.js during the workshop or in advance. It will be easier for you to help debug issues if you have been through this before.