Announcing the Fauna Integration for ZEIT
Since publication of this article, ZEIT has been renamed to Vercel.
We’re excited to announce the FaunaDB integration for ZEIT.
Overview of ZEIT integration with FaunaDB
This integration allows users to get started with a sample app using FaunaDB and ZEIT Now in 5 minutes or less. Users can connect to their FaunaDB instance and display their collections for a given database. Future functionality is planned to include performing CRUD operations directly from ZEIT.
What is ZEIT?
For the performance-obsessed, ZEIT is the easiest way to deploy modern websites and apps. No more time lost on painstakingly configuring DNS, SSL, or CDN — ZEIT does all of that automatically, for free.
What it does
We’ve created a simple ZEIT Integration which asks for a FaunaDB API key and displays the user’s collections from a database.
- Sign in to your FaunaDB account
Have at least one database with collections
If you are new to FaunaDB, create a database here & check the “Pre-populate with demo data” button
Sign in to your ZEIT account
Ensure that you have a working version of npm on your machine
Ensure that ZEIT Now CLI is installed and logged in to your ZEIT account (instructions here)
Steps for integrating
Go to the FaunaDB integration page | Add
Select user account | Add (again)
Create root admin key here
Paste root admin secret into the integration | Save Secret
Select a project | Create new project | enter faunadb-zeit-sample-app | CREATE
“Link To Project” the database you want to connect. To select child databases, click on the database name hyperlink
Click the “Open in CodeSandbox” link, and continue to follow these steps in the CodeSandbox app:
Click on the Deployment menu (the rocket icon in the sidebar)
Click the "Fork Sandbox" button
Return to the Deployment menu
Click "Now" (You'll need to sign in to Now when you're deploying for the first time)
Click the deployment link and wait for building to complete to verify that the application lists the collections in your database
Alternatively, to step 7, you can Clone & deploy the sample app yourself:
- Clone & deploy sample app:
Navigate to the project production URL (already in the clipboard on macOS) & confirm DB collections are listed.
With this simple integration, users can get started with a sample app using FaunaDB and ZEIT Now in 5 minutes or less.
What other integrations would you like to see implemented in FaunaDB? Please reach out to me on Twitter or our Community Slack and describe any other features that would make FaunaDB and ZEIT an obvious choice for your next project.
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