Episode #362

Setting up Vapor with Postgresql

Series: Server-side Swift with Vapor

17 minutes
Published on November 9, 2018

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In this episode we set up a new Vapor application to use Postgresql as the database. We'll see how to configure FluentPostgreSQL, how to create and set up a connection to the database, and look at the defaults for PostgresSQLModel. We'll also discuss the pros and cons of using UUID primary keys over auto-incrementing integers.

Episode Links

  • Postgres.app - My preferred way of installing Postgres on the Mac
  • Postico - My Postgres client of choice

This episode uses Vapor 3.0.8, Fluent postgresql-1.0.0.