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TikTok clone using React, JAMStack and Astra DB

A simple Tik-Tok clone running on Astra DB that leverages the Document API.

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Astra DB Tik-Tok

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A simple Tik-Tok clone running on Astra DB that leverages the Document API.



  • Work through a video tutorial to build a simple Tik-Tok clone
  • Leverage Netlify and DataStax Astra DB

How this works

We're using Create-React-App and the Astra DB Document API to create a simple Tik-Tok clone. Follow along in this video tutorial:

Get Started

To build and play with this app, follow the build instructions that are located here:

Running Astra DB Tik-Tok

Follow the instructions below to get started.

Video Content:

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (03:05) Creating our Database on DataStax
  • (06:52) Setting up our App
  • (12:37) Routing Pages
  • (18:02) Creating Components
  • (28:32) Introduction to Data with Netlify and Stargate
  • (30:10) Introduction to using the astrajs/collections
  • (34:01) Posting data to our Database (creating dummy Tik Tok posts)
  • (34:01) Adding authorization to access our Database
  • (43:10) Getting data from our Database (getting all our Tik Tok posts)
  • (50: 32) Viewing all our Data
  • (51:56) Rendering components based on our Data
  • (01:17:01) Editing our Data (following/unfollowing a user)
  • (01:32:57) Adding new Data to our Database (creating a Tik Tok post)

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Let's do some initial setup by creating a serverless(!) database.

DataStax Astra

  1. Create a DataStax Astra account if you don't already have one:


  1. On the home page. Locate the button Create Database


  1. Locate the Get Started button to continue


  1. Define a database name, keyspace name and select a database region, then click create database.


  1. Your Astra DB will be ready when the status will change from Pending to Active 💥💥💥


  1. After your database is provisioned, we need to generate an Application Token for our App. Go to the Settings tab in the database home screen.


  1. Select Admin User for the role for this Sample App and then generate the token. Download the CSV so that we can use the credentials we need later.


  1. After you have your Application Token, head to the database connect screen and copy the connection information that we'll need later. We'll replace ASTRA_DB_APPLICATION_TOKEN with the Token value that is part of your Application Token.



  1. Click Use this template at the top of the GitHub Repository:


  1. Enter a repository name and click 'Create repository from template':


  1. Clone the repository:


🚀 Getting Started Paths:

Make sure you've completed the prerequisites before starting this step

Running on your local machine

  1. Create a .env file and fill it with values from the .env.sample file.

  2. Make sure the package dependencies are installed

# install dependencies
npm install
  1. Then, start the app in dev mode. Changes in the src or functions directories will trigger reloads.
# start in dev mode
npm run dev

Create your Account and get started!

Let's Go!
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