“Operating system for the web” has lingered around the ol’ noodle since I heard Matt Mullenweg mutter those words some 6 or 8 years ago.
The headline made news again on Techcrunch back in 2019, along side the news of Automattic raising $300m from Salesforce Ventures. I don’t feel the need to get caught up in debating what it means at this moment, other than, yeah…I’m in.
I’m at the point where I feel I should have a blog post dedicated to my time in Drupal 5 using CCK/Views modules and how powerful that made me feel as a non-developer, just to point to when I mention it, like I am now.
I want WordPress to be a hub where I can interface and model (or display) data with the layer of user access on top.
Back when I ran pluginawards.com pre-COVID, WPGraphQL was the highest rated plugin in that little experiment of mine. But what is this unicorn plugin I see so many developers talking about? I invited Jason Bahl the creator/maintainer of WPGraphQL, which is a derivative of GraphQL, a query language for your API.
He answered questions like, why isn’t WPGraphQL in WordPress core? And, will we ever get a “page builder” type interface for it?
But first, we pick up on Jason telling us what WPGraphQL really is…