How Facebook Made a Universal Open Source Language for the Web
A more flexible alternative called Graph Query Language, developed by Facebook, is spreading fast and has won over companies ranging from GitHub to Audi.
GraphQL is heavily inspired by another language called Facebook Query Language, which in turn was based on Structured Query Language, the well-established lingua franca of database software supported by Oracle, Microsoft, and other database makers. That makes the structure and syntax of GraphQL familiar to many developers.
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