Learn Consuming GraphQL API using Apollo Client

Adhithi Ravichandran
2 min readSep 25, 2020

Hello friends!

Hope everyone is hanging there during this pandemic! The last few months have been quite rough for the entire world and for me as well.

After many months of hard-work and hangups, I have finally released my next course on GraphQL. This is an intermediate level course and uses a React application for demo throughout the course.

Course Trailer


Traditional REST APIs are not always focused on the client. GraphQL is an alternative where the client has more power to ask for what they want and get exactly that back in a single call. In this course, Consuming a GraphQL API with Apollo Client and React, you’ll learn to consume and interact with GraphQL APIs from your frontend React application. First, you’ll explore writing queries to retrieve data from the GraphQL API. Next, you’ll learn more about the GraphQL Schema using API introspection techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to write mutations to modify and update the GraphQL data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to build frontend applications that can consume GraphQL API using the Apollo client.

You can watch this course on Pluralsight and this is a good next course after my GraphQL: Big Picture course.

Throughout the course, I will be using a demo project that builds a conference website with React, and pulls in GraphQL data from the server.

We will be diving into writing queries using the useQuery hook and mutations with the useMutation hook.

Hope you enjoy the course, and feel free to reach out to me here or on twitter @AdhithiRavi. Stay safe and keep learning!



Adhithi Ravichandran

Software Consultant, Author, Speaker, React|Next.js|React Native |GraphQL|Cypress Dev & Indian Classical Musician