Strapi Internals: Customizing the Backend [Part 1 - Models, Controllers & Routes]

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  • The backend code for this part of the article can be accessed from here.

  • Strapi

    🚀 Strapi is the leading open-source headless CMS. It’s 100% JavaScript/TypeScript, fully customizable and developer-first.

  • Strapi works as a Headless CMS and provides a lot of functionality out of the box, allowing it to be used for any use case without any modifications to the code. This doesn't stop Strapi from providing customization options and extendable code that allows developers to fine-tune Strapi’s internal working to suit a special use case. Let’s dive into the internals of Strapi and how we can customize the backend.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • Koa

    Expressive middleware for node.js using ES2017 async functions

  • Strapi runs an HTTP server based on Koa, a back-end JavaScript framework.

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