Hello everyone. In this article, I want to share how to build a Rest API with Fastify and PostgreSQL.

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Next, we will build a rest API for Create, Read, Update, and Delete User, so prepare your IDE. Create a project structure as shown in the image below.

First, connect to your PostgreSQL and create the database. Run the query in the below :

In the table users, there are 3 fields id, name, and address. Next, we will configure a connection database from Fastify to PostgreSQL. I using Knex in this tutorial. Create file database.js in folder src > helpers.

Don’t forget to create your .env and adjust to your env.

Create a user module. I separate into 4 folders Controller, DTO, Repository, and Service.

Create a file user.repository.js in folder src > modules > user > repository. We will create a code for findAll, findOne, create, update and remove. user.repository.js is used to connect to the database using library Knex.

Create a file user.dto.js in folder src > modules > user > dto.

Next, create a file user.service.js in the folder src > modules > user > service. In this file, we put business logic.

Next, create a file user.controller.js in the folder src > modules > user > controller.

Create a file api.js in folder src > routes. We have 5 routes in this file.

1. GET /api/v1/users fetch data users
2. GET /api/v1/users/:id fetch data user by id
3. POST /api/v1/users create data user
4. PATCH /api/v1/users/:id update data user by id
5. DELETE /api/v1/users/:id delete data user by id

Last we create app.js and server.js. We will use port 3000 for running the API.

Finish, we will test the application use postman. Run command :

node app.js

GET All Users /api/v1/users

GET User By ID /api/v1/users/:id

Post User /api/v1/users

Body :

{
"name":"Faerul Salamun",
"address":"Bandung, West Java, Indonesia"}

Update User /api/v1/users/:id

Body :

{  "name":"Faerul Salamun",  "address":"Indonesia"}

Delete User /api/v1/users/:id

The source code for this tutorial can be found here.

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