Sunday, 17 May, 2020 UTC


Prisma makes database access easy with an auto-generated and type-safe query builder. In this lesson, we will learn how to install all the necessary dependencies and set up Prisma for an existing npm project, with an empty PostgreSQL database running in the background. We will create our first Prisma data model in the schema, and use *Prisma Migrate* to map our data model into the database. Finally, we'll generate the *Prisma Client* into our `node_modules` directory, so later we can simply import and use the client tailored to our data models as a normal npm package in the project. At the time of recording this lesson, *Prisma Migrate* is in an experimental state, so the extra flag `--experimental` is needed to perform the `save` and `up` commands.