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TLDR; GraphQL type system and remote procedure execution give us an easy way to control types of incoming data. In this post, we will see how to setup a simple GraphQL server (with graphql-js) and request some data with a React application. To take advantage of the GraphQL typing frontend side, we will use graphql-code-generator to mirror the types from the backend schema to the frontend. Doing so, we will have a more confident experience with the data manipulated by the frontend application.

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