A quick and dirty api framework. Great for quickly mocking out or prototyping an api.

npm install strapi
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Strapi - Bootstrap your api

A quick and dirty API framework, strapi is best suited for rapidly building API prototypes or mock APIs. It's built on express, but its specifically tailored for building REST APIs that return JSON.


$ npm install -g strapi

Usage / Getting Started

Simply run strapi from within a working directory, run npm install, and your api is bootstrapped and ready to go:

$ cd /path/to/your/strapi/project
$ strapi
$ npm install

Creating your own routes

While the included "Hello World" route is crazy awesome, you're bound to want to build in your own routes. It is your API, after all!

You can create all of your routes in the routes directory. For convenience, all routing modules in that directory are loaded by default into the routes variable in app.js. All you need to do is create your route definitions via express:


exports.get = function(req, res){
  res.json({ foo: "bar" });


app.get('/my/route', routes.myRoute.get);

Run the server

No surprise here, just run app.js through node:

$ node app.js
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