GraphQL: The API technology to watch in 2018

With APIs now the default for commerce platforms, GraphQL (from Facebook) has recently been emerging as a “must have” layer for building commerce applications.
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Kelly Goetsch is Chief Product Officer at commercetools where he oversees product management, development and delivery. He came to commercetools from Oracle, where he led product management for their microservices initiatives. Kelly previously held senior-level product development and go-to-market responsibilities for key Oracle cloud products representing nine+ figures of revenue for Oracle. Prior to Oracle, he was a senior architect at ATG (acquired by Oracle), where he was instrumental to 31 large-scale ATG implementations. In his last years at ATG, he oversaw all of Walmart's implementations of ATG around the world.

Kelly has expertise in commerce, microservices, and distributed computing, having spoken and published extensively on these topics. He is the author of three books: APIs for Modern Commerce (O'Reilly, 2017), Microservices for Modern Commerce: Dramatically Increase Development Velocity by Applying Microservices to Commerce (O'Reilly, 2016) and E-Commerce in the Cloud: Bringing Elasticity to E-Commerce (O'Reilly, 2014).

He holds a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and a master's degree in management information systems, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds three patents, including one key to distributed computing.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Kelly Goetsch and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.