A Poor Man's API

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  • neon

    Neon: Serverless Postgres. We separated storage and compute to offer autoscaling, branching, and bottomless storage. (by neondatabase)

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    Create REST and GraphQL APIs, scaffold Jamstack webapps, stream changes in real-time.

    Many projects grow to the point that the limitations of writing everything in views and stored procedures becomes more painful than writing the CRUD code in Python, Node, Ruby, PHP, or whatever.

    Personally, I’d give a shout for https://api-platform.com/.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • amplication

    Amplication is an open‑source development tool. It helps you develop quality Node.js applications without spending time on repetitive coding tasks.

  • supabase-rb

    An isomorphic Ruby client for Supabase.

  • supabase

    The open source Firebase alternative. Follow to stay updated about our public Beta.

    That's what I actually admire about Supabase [0].

    The folks created an almost full fledged Firebase replacement by clipping pieces together (similar to the article, replacing APISIX with Kong) and it allows them to iterate super fast.

    Pragmatic, and nice if you're on the receiving end of it .

    [0] https://github.com/supabase/supabase#how-it-works


    Single file PHP script that adds a REST API to a SQL database

  • postgrest

    REST API for any Postgres database

    To be fair, begriffs never shut down any discussion of HATEOAS, previous contributors did - because at the time users were asking for more JSON capabilities from PostgREST and we needed to focus on those.

    We're still open on adding HATEOAS, I've just opened an issue for it: https://github.com/PostgREST/postgrest/issues/2579

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