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How to Host a RESTful API on Vercel

· 18 min read
Co-founder of ZenStack

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Vercel is a fantastic cloud platform that stands out from the crowd by its simplicity and excellent developer experience. One reason for its success is the intense focus on full-stack Javascript web apps. However, that doesn't mean you can't deploy a headless service on Vercel.

In this post, let's have fun building a secure database-centric RESTful API with Express.js, Prisma, and ZenStack, and deploying it onto Vercel. We'll also leverage the new Vercel Postgres offering for data persistence.

Building a Secure Database-Centric OpenAPI in 15 Minutes

· 16 min read
Co-founder of ZenStack

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If you are a developer familiar with RESTful APIs, you might have heard of OpenAPI. It is a specification for describing RESTful APIs in a format readable for humans and machines. Building a public-facing OpenAPI includes three tasks:

  1. Authoring an OpenAPI specification which serves as the contract between the API provider and the API consumer.
  2. Implementing the API endpoints based on the specification.
  3. Optionally, implementing client SDKs for consuming the API.

In this post, you'll see how to accomplish all these tasks and build a database-centric OpenAPI service, secure and documented, within 15 minutes.