Just because something is widely used doesn’t always mean it’s your best solution. Frontside Founder Charles Lowell and CEO Taras Mankovski, stumbled into an alt GraphQL stack simply because the nature of a product didn’t mesh with Apollo. After happening upon two up-and-coming technologies, GraphQL modules and Envelope, a solution was born, as was a newfound flexibility with GraphQL stacks.
In this episode, Charles and Taras talk with Chuck and Robbie about their accidental developer discovery, the drawbacks of UI libraries, what a Relay alternative looks like, what in the world Pact is, and why adulthood is vastly overrated.
[21:04] - “Relay is complex, it’s difficult, and it’s not as magical as other things that I’ve used. So I actually don’t think that the primary benefit is to the clients that consume it, ironically. I think the benefit is to the developers that are trying to understand.” ~ Charles Lowell
[56:20] - “The combination of testing and simulation and the developer experience stuff, and the emergence of developer experience as an area of focus is exciting and interesting in the same way that web and Ember was when it started. Just that sense of, we’re discovering something new and there are people who are actively trying to solve a problem.” ~ Taras Mankovski
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