PocketBase is an open-source backend solution designed to streamline the development of SaaS and mobile applications. It offers a robust set of features including a real-time database, authentication services, file storage, and an admin dashboard, all within a single executable file. PocketBase aims to provide developers with a flexible and extendable platform that can be used as a standalone application or as a framework for building custom backends.
- Real-Time Database: PocketBase includes an embedded performant database with schema builder, data validations, and real-time subscriptions.
- Authentication: Manage user accounts with built-in email/password and OAuth2 sign-ups (Google, Facebook, GitHub, GitLab), streamlining the process without external dependencies.
- File Storage: Offers local and S3 storage options for files. It allows media attachments to database records and on-the-fly thumbnail generation.
- Admin Dashboard: Comes with a convenient Admin UI for managing data, users, files, and settings directly from the browser.
- No-CGO Requirement: The embedded SQLite database does not require CGO, enabling easier cross-compilation.
- Standalone Executable: PocketBase can be downloaded as a standalone app or used as a Go framework/toolkit.
- Cross-Platform Support: Compatible with multiple operating systems including Linux, MacOS, Windows (AMD64 & ARM64).
- Licensed under MIT: PocketBase is licensed under the MIT license, granting extensive freedom to use and modify the software.
Suggested Developer Use Cases
- Rapid Prototyping: Low-code developers can use PocketBase to quickly set up backends for prototypes or MVPs without worrying about complex setup processes.
- User Management Systems: Easily integrate user authentication and management in apps without building from scratch thanks to PocketBase's built-in capabilities.
- Data-Driven Applications: Create real-time applications that require live updates to data such as chat apps or live dashboards using PocketBase's real-time database features.
|Friday, December 29, 2023