FieldResolver ProtocolΒΆ

In the majority of cases, a field resolver is simply a function that accepts the three parameters: context, args, and value.

However, when structuring large systems using Component (or any similar approach), this can be inconvienient, as it does not make it possible to structure field resolvers as components.

The com.walmartlabs.lacinia.resolve/FieldResolver protocol addresses this: it defines a single method, resolve-value. This method is the analog of an ordinary field resolver function.

The support for this protocol is baked directly into com.walmartlabs.lacinia.schema/compile.

Just like field resolver functions, FieldResolver instances can resolve a value directly by returning it, or can return a ResolverResult.