Learning as you go. As an app developer, I'm always looking to expand my skills and learn new techniques. In building my decentralized social media platform, I recently started working with GraphQL for the backend API. So I'm cramming in as much as possible - in the least amount of time. Sound familiar?
The interesting thing about hackathons is that they challenge the limits of what you can do, and what you are willing to do. Because I am always up for a challenge, I work at everything I do, like it's do or die, make or break you type of projects. Simulating and realistically giving me the appropriate atmosphere to bring about my best.
At first, GraphQL's syntax took some getting used to compared to REST. But taking the time to understand concepts like nested queries and type safety has proven very useful. It allows me to efficiently fetch the exact data I need from the backend.
Being open to tackling new technologies opens up more opportunities for innovation. With GraphQL, I've been able to expand what is possible regarding features to my social DApp that improve the user experience.
Every project brings fresh challenges. But facing obstacles head-on and gaining knowledge through the process is rewarding. I'm excited to continue challenging myself and solving complex problems through perseverance. Developers advancing their skills will help drive progress in this industry. We are literally building the future - and I couldn't be more appreciative to be at this specific point in time. It's our time!
Let me know if any part of my GraphQL learning experience or app development could benefit from further discussion - and your thoughts on GraphQL as a developer or engineer.