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133: Sam Selikoff - Building Production-Ready SPAs Fast with Mirage.js

In this episode, Adam talks to Sam Selikoff about Mirage.js and how to use it to build production-ready front-end applications, even if your back-end API isn't ready yet.


  • What is Mirage and how does it work?
  • What makes Mirage better than a dummy JSON server you run on another port?
  • What makes Mirage better than running your actual API locally?
  • Using Mirage for actual development, and not just for your test suite
  • How Mirage's internal ORM works, and how it can help you mirror your API's behavior more quickly
  • Managing the risks of maintaining a complex stub of your real API with Mirage and keeping them in sync
  • What's next for Mirage


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