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Discussion on: Create a Backend API without Writing a Single SQL Query - Intro to Postgres and Prisma for Frontend Developers

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Joseph Odunsi

Nice. I just started looking into ORMs. Still debating whether to use sequelize or prisma.

Also, bodyparser is not necessary if you're using the latest version of express.

Use express.json() instead

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Redhart

Skip both and use MikroORM.

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Ruheni Alex

Hi Joseph 👋🏾

Alex here from the Prisma team.

I would encourage you to try out both ORMs and share your overall experience. My opinion is going to be biased but I would encourage you to try out Prisma. Some of the benefits Prisma offers are query auto-completion, type-safety when composing your queries and intuitive data modeling.

If you get stuck, feel free to reach out 🙂

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Joseph Odunsi

Well, I'm glad to tell you that I chose Prisma.

Sequelize is good too but I lost it when I got to defining associations. It's really confusing to me. After going through the Prisma docs, I was able to understand how to define associations.

So far, Prisma works well for me and the VSCode extension makes it easier to work with.