What you'll learn

Level: Intermediate

GraphQL is powerful alternative to multiple endpoints for a REST API. When building mobile applications  and microservices, many developers now avoid the complexity of REST in favor of GraphQL simplicity. The Hasura GraphQL open source engine makes database data instantly accessible over a real-time GraphQL API.  Using Hasura Cloud and Yugabyte Cloud, in this workshop, you'll discover how to build a real-time polling application with React JS, GraphQL, and a YugabyteDB YSQL database. The workshop includes a sample application which  is available as a GitHub project.


Wanted: Developers and Architects

To get the most out of this workshop, you should have familiarity with building React JS applications using Node packages. In addition, you should be familiar with building a sample application pulled from GitHub using your favorite IDE such as IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio Code, or GitPod. Knowledge of SQL, YSQL, and GraphQL is helpful, but not required.


What you'll need

  • Operating System
    macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, or Windows+

  • Chromium web browser
    Safari, Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge

  • Third party tools
    DBeaver, pgAdmin, or ysqlsh
    IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio Code, or GitPod

  • Yugabyte Cloud free cluster

  • YugabyteDB public slack account

Workshop agenda

Duration: 90 minutes

  1. 01
    • Welcome!

    • Zoom Recording

  2. 02
    • Introduction

    • YugabyteDB: From Distributed SQL, Installation, to Yugabyte Cloud

    • GraphQL

    • Hasura GraphQL

    • Real Time Polling Application

    • Query Tuning

    • What's Next?

    • Additional Resources

  3. 03
    • Join our community


The answers you seek

  • What is the cost?

    YugabyteDB University courses are FREE, so enroll today!

  • For this builder workshop, do I need to purchases a YugabyteDB software license?

    You do not need to purchase a YugabyteDB software license for this course. YugabyteDB is open source software.

    You can sign up for Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster without a credit card or payment method.

  • Do I need to sign up for a Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster?


    Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand Yugabyte Cloud cluster is a great option.

  • Sometimes I get stuck. How can I get help?

    If you get stuck, help is a literally a click away. In the Course Player header bar, select Discussions and post a question, concern, or even suggestion.

    We also have a #training channel on YugabyteDB Public Slack.

  • Will I be able to review this workshop?

    Yes! We highly value your feedback and suggestions. Your review and rating helps pay it forward for our future students.

  • Will you email me a calendar invite and reminder?

    After you register, you will receive a calendar invitation. You will also receive an email reminding you to attend this builder workshop.

  • Where are the Zoom webinar details?

    You will find the Zoom webinar details in the Course Player, in Welcome --> Zoom Details. In the table of contents, select this lesson and then select Start Zoom. That's it.

Your facilitator

Seth will be your workshop guide

Over 20 years ago, Seth started his career in data warehousing and database development at Microsoft. More recently, he has served as the leader of various technical training and professional certification programs for a variety of startups including Sitecore, Guidewire, SingleStore (formely MemSQL), and Incorta. In his career, Seth has delivered in-person and virtual training to over 10,000 administrators, architects, and developers worldwide.

As the Director of Yugabyte University, Seth strives to continually improve the curriculum, certification, and training programs. When not working, Seth enjoys hiking, biking, and swimming with his wife and two young boys in the California Bay Area. You can follow him on LinkedIn at :

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Seth Luersen

Director, Yugabyte University