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  • Published Question

    How do I disable caching for node_modules in the App Platform build?

    I'm a Developer Advocate at Prisma ( and a user reported problems ( when deploying an app that uses Prisma to the App Platform. Prisma relies on code gen...
    1 By danielnorman DigitalOcean App Platform Caching Node.js
  • Published Tutorial

    How To Build a GraphQL API with Prisma and Deploy to DigitalOcean's App Platform

    In this tutorial, you'll build a GraphQL API for a blogging application in JavaScript using Node.js. You will first use Apollo Server to build the GraphQL API backed by in-memory data structures. You will then deploy ...
    By Daniel Norman DigitalOcean App Platform API GraphQL Development Node.js Git
  • Published Question

    Access to DATABASE_URL during build time in the App Platform

    I was looking at the environment variables for an App I created in the App Platform with a PostgreSQL database and that the DATABASE_URL is available during build time: Your component will have access to these variab...
    Accepted Answer: 👋 @danielnorman Currently there is not a way for DATABASE_URL (or any other database bind variables) to be available during build. We plan on supporting build time access to databases soon though we don't have a spec...
    1 By danielnorman DigitalOcean App Platform