GraphQL has increased in popularity recently as a modern, efficient, and easy to use API protocol. As a query language, it allows commerce developers to efficiently fetch the information needed to deliver customer experiences.
On the flip side, query languages cannot manage dependencies across services and are not context aware like Elastic Path’s hypermedia API, Cortex is. Explore this page to learn the benefits of using a modern API like GraphQL and Elastic Path Cortex and their differences.
Why does a modern API strategy matters for digital commerce?
As the number of customer touchpoints grows and more organizations seek the benefits of a headless architecture for their digital commerce initiative, a commerce platform’s approach to APIs is critically important.
However, not all APIs are created equal and modern API styles are gaining momentum in the industry.