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

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

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

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(reqres){
  res.json({ foo: "bar" });


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

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

$ node app.js