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Key concepts

Hapify removes the need to write repeating boilerplates for extended CRUD operations for both back-end & front-end development. Focus on features instead of doing repetitive work!

  • Hapify is an agnostic code engine & tool allowing the creation of any kind of API based app, in any language

  • Hapify does not command any paradigm or code structure. You can write your own code templates or use the ones provided by the community.

  • Hapify takes two inputs; relational data-models and meta-templates.


Hapify provides a simple but powerful syntax to help you create dynamic boilerplates. Using Hapify you can either:

For detailed information about templating you can refer to the syntax documentation and the templating documentation.


Hapify lets you define the data-models that fit your project specifications. The model definition in Hapify is agnostic and featured-oriented (behavioral), which means Hapify defines what the model should do, not how it will do it.

The data-models can be edited in a local Web Console.

Hapify GUI - models edition

Note: you can import data-models provided by the Community on the Hapify Hub.

For detailed information about data-models you can refer to the data-models documentation.

Hapify Boilerplate

A typical Hapify boilerplate is split into two parts:

  • Dynamic files: Hapify meta-templates files, compatible with Hapify Data-Models and Hapify Engine.
  • Static files: All other files, which are not related to data-models: Docker files, CSS files, Libraries, Plugins, etc.


A channel is a group of templates. Most boilerplates only have one channel. However, a full-stack boilerplate may contain two channels, for the front-end and the back-end templates.