60m, advanced, Start Building
FastSite is a no-code tool to generate content-driven websites. It leverages the power of modern JAMStack and cloud-native technologies.
Demo Video: https://youtu.be/3Pw0-7XqjC8
How this works
|Front-end||SPA/ SPA-SSR/ Static website||Netlify/ Vercel|
|Back-end||Serverless Functions||Netlify/ Vercel|
|Database||Cloud-native NoSQL DB||DataStax Astra|
To build and play with this app, follow the build instructions that are located here: https://github.com/DataStax-Examples/fastsite-console
Follow the instructions below to get started.
Let's do some initial setup by creating a serverless(!) database.
- Create a DataStax Astra account if you don't already have one:
- On the home page. Locate the button
- Locate the
Get Startedbutton to continue
- Define a database name, keyspace name and select a database region, then click create database.
- Your Astra DB will be ready when the status will change from
- After your database is provisioned, we need to generate an Application Token for our App. Go to the
Settingstab in the database home screen.
Admin Userfor the role for this Sample App and then generate the token. Download the CSV so that we can use the credentials we need later.
- 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
Tokenvalue that is part of your Application Token.
Use this templateat the top of the GitHub Repository:
- Enter a repository name and click 'Create repository from template':
- Clone the repository:
🚀 Getting Started Paths:
Make sure you've completed the prerequisites before starting this step
Running on your local machine
- Install all the project's dependencies:
Enter the values in
.envfile for below variables:
DataStax Astra connection details:
ASTRA_DB_ID ASTRA_DB_REGION ASTRA_DB_USERNAME ASTRA_DB_KEYSPACE ASTRA_DB_PASSWORD
Access token to secure serverless functions:
Base URL of FastSite-Sites deployment:
- Run the project locally:
- Build the project:
npm run build
netlify deploy -p
Running on Gitpod
- Click the 'Open in Gitpod' link:
Deploying to Netlify
- Click the 'Deploy to Netlify' button: