The GraphQL Foundation has teamed up with the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), which recently joined the Linux Foundation, to continue developing the GraphQL specification.

GraphQL is the first Linux Foundation project to benefit from the JDF and Linux Foundation collaboration, which provides open source projects with a swift path to standardization for open specifications. Developers will have an open GraphQL specification and open source software implementations available for designing conformant APIs.

GraphQL is important for API development as it allows nested objects in a single API request that traditionally would require multiple API requests. The GraphQL specification, GraphQL.js reference implementation, DataLoader library, and GraphiQL developer tool are technical projects supported by the GraphQL Foundation.

David Rudin, president of the Joint Development Foundation, expects many other Linux Foundation projects to work with them this year “to accelerate specifications and standards development to advance their mission and drive the creation of innovative technology.”

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