As Sir Mix-a-lot once said, “My API don’t want none unless you off-prem, hun.” Let’s take cloud-deployed code one step further and ask: Do we need to spin up a full server to create a REST API? This talk will be an interactive discussion around the joys of deploying backend code and new alternatives. We will start by looking at Heroku as an alternative to AWS and DigitalOcean for deploying backend code. Then we’ll dive into using backends as a service (BaaS) like Firebase and wrap up with a demo of headless CMS platforms like Contentful. Backend references will include NodeJS, .Net Core and Django. Demos of frontend clients will be in Vue and Angular.