Super-Easy REST backend?

I’m an amateur coming back to an old Ember hobby project. I used Sails Ember Blueprints to get a very quick and easy REST API up and running. I’m aware its pretty out of date…

I’m wondering if anyone can give me some updates on what would be a similarly super-easy temporary backend solution?


Ember CLI Mirage would a good place to start if you’re wanting to the the frontend up and running quickly. It’s useful for testing and demos

The trend for API’s in Ember is to JSON API, for which there are a bunch of implementations. There is a lot going on though, so if you’re not in the mood for taking on more information, the backend from your old project should still be serviceable

Someone more familiar with the current state of Node.js backends should chime in


Not REST but super easy It even works out of the box without a CouchDB backend. Example:

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If you don’t use Ember Data and just trying out with simple ajax calls, just use json-server. it’s super easy to setup. Just configure your fake data structure, populate it with random data using Faker, and you’re done.