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“GraphQL is not a Graph DB query language — it’s a replacement for REST APIs.”
That’s my standard opening statement whenever talking about Dgraph’s choice of the query language.
Most people who don’t know GraphQL assume it’s a graph database query language. Most people who know GraphQL wonder how a graph database is being powered by it.
Our focus at Dgraph has always been on helping you build apps using an amazingly advanced graph database.