Getting started with Astro (GraphQL, REST APIs, and more)
What you'll learn
- Astro's Islands Architecture and what makes Astro different from other frameworks
- Astro components, layouts, and pages
- How to use various UI frameworks like React, Vue, Angular Tailwind, etc.
- How to fetch data from GraphQL and REST APIs to use in your Astro projects
- How to use Strapi CMS with Astro
- How to generate static and dynamic routes from Markdown, MDX, and APIs (REST & GraphQL)
- No prior experience with Astro necessary. You should be familiar with HTML, CSS and JS.
- Ideally, you have prior experience with a UI framework like React or similar.
Getting started with Astro teaches you everything you need to know about how to build sites and apps with Astro.
This course is based upon my book “Getting started with Astro,” which you will get a free copy of when you purchase this course. You can reference the book for code samples, screenshots, and additional information and resources.
Who am I, and why should you trust me?
My name is Robert Guss, and I am a senior software engineer with over eight years of experience.
Most recently, I worked at Cypress
I currently teach over 44,000 students on Udemy
My courses have over 1,600 reviews and are rated 4.5 stars or higher
What you will learn
What makes Astro different from other frameworks
Astro’s Island Architecture
Astro components, pages, and layouts
Static routes & dynamic routes
How to work with remote data from both REST APIs and GraphQL APIs
How to work with both markdown and MDX files
What will you build
This course has two projects.
In the first project, we will build a blog together as this is the best way, in my opinion, to learn all of Astro’s features.
We will first create our blog using markdown files
Then we will convert our markdown files to MDX
Then we will Install and setup Strapi CMS to use as our headless CMS
We will then learn how to fetch our blog posts from Strapi and render them in our Astro pages and components from a REST API
We will also learn how to generate dynamic routes from the Strapi REST API
Then we will learn how to use Strapi as a GraphQL API and render our posts in Astro using GraphQL
In the 2nd project, you will learn how to download a pre-built Astro theme and modify it to render your blog posts from Strapi CMS (REST API and GraphQL API).
GitHub repo & code included
All of the code used in the videos is available as a GitHub repo for your reference.
This course and my book are regularly updated as the Astro team makes improvements and adds new features to the framework.
There is also a 30-day money-back guarantee by Udemy.
Even if you request a refund, my Astro book is yours to keep as my gift. You will continue to have lifetime access to the book with all future updates and releases.
Who this course is for:
- Web developers who want to build blazing fast sites and apps
Hi, my name is Robert Guss, and I am a senior software engineer and educator. I am a self-taught web developer with over eight years of experience and over 18 years of experience working in IT. I am passionate about teaching developers and helping them get their first jobs in tech.