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A fresh look at Strapi

What is Strapi ?

Strapi is an open-source headless CMS which manages all content and converts it into a customizable API.
It provides:

  • Administrator interface
  • Manages the content structure or type and provides access to the content.

The word Strapi is derived from Bootstrap. Here, the developer gets a chance to choose the tools and framework according to their requirement. So, that it becomes easy to manage and distribute their content.

Strapi Tools

  • Gatsby
  • Vue.js,
  • Nuxt.js
  • Next.js
  • React
  • Angular.

Compatible Databases

  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • MariaDB
  • MongoDB and;
  • MySQL

How does it work?

  • Create and gather all the information for making content structure or type. According to it, define modules and their relationship which would be a result of good layout.
  • Simply write, edit and manage your content according to their content type. So, that it is easy to apply the functionality for fast processing.
  • Now, build the apps where all the functionality is set according to the data managed by using third-party vendors, service and any framework such as AWS(Amazon Web Services), React, etc.
  • Compile Strapi API according to the functionality set using either Restful API or GraphQL.
  • At last host your application by choosing the platform and set the one-click button for deploy.

Features of Strapi

  1. Strapi is an open-source that anyone can contribute and use from the code base on GitHub.
  2. To generate the custom structure with few clicks and arrange the content in it.
  3. It also provides an interface to easily create, edit, display and delete your content according to your requirement.
  4. REST API or GraphQL can be used for fetching data.
  5. Strapi provides access to manage data in a user system.
  6. Strapi has the facility to customize your app according to the user.

Learning Resources

You can see the learning resources for Strapi here:

  1. https://strapi.io/documentation/3.0.0-beta.x/getting-started/introduction.html#what-is-strapi
  2. https://github.com/strapi/strapi-examples

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