Vercel Monorepo

Greg Foster
Greg Foster
Graphite software engineer

Vercel is a popular platform for deploying front-end applications and supports monorepo configurations, making it a go-to choice for developers looking to leverage serverless functions and deploy front-end applications from a single repository.

Understanding Vercel’s Monorepo Support

Vercel inherently supports monorepo setups by allowing you to deploy multiple projects from a single Git repository. Each project can be deployed independently, and configurations can be set up to deploy only the projects that have changed.

Configuring Vercel for Monorepo Deployment

  • Project Settings: Within Vercel, set up each app or service in your monorepo as a separate project. This allows for tailored configurations and environment variables.

  • Optimized Builds: Utilize Vercel's build optimization features to deploy only the services that have changed, saving time and resources.

  • Serverless Functions: Vercel excels with serverless functions, and you can configure each function within your monorepo to deploy independently as part of a larger project.

Tips for Serverless Functions and Frontend Applications

  • Directory Structure: Organize your monorepo with clear directory structures, separating your serverless functions and front-end applications for clarity.

  • Build Commands: Use specific build commands for each part of your monorepo to ensure smooth and efficient deployments.

Handling Dependencies

  • Shared Dependencies: Store shared dependencies at the root of your monorepo to avoid duplication across projects.

  • Project-Specific Dependencies: Keep project-specific dependencies within the respective project's directory to maintain clean separation of concerns.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

  • Automate Deployments: Leverage GitHub Actions or other CI/CD tools in conjunction with Vercel to automate the deployment process upon code commits or pull requests.

  • Selective Deployments: Configure CI/CD pipelines to deploy only the changes detected in a given commit, optimizing your deployment process.

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