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Budibase’s public API is now available

Today, we are launching one of our most requested features - our new public API! When you sign up for Budibase, you get a low-code platform with an internal database, external data connectors (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Oracle DB, Airtable, MongoDB…), user management, free SSO, drag and drop GUI for building UIs, powerful prebuilt components, free SSO, an automation interface (like Zapier) and now a flexible public API to interact with.

Joe Johnston

Mar 14, 2022

November 2021 Release

In November, Budibase launched out of beta! The response from our community was amazing, and over 5000 new accounts signed up to Budibase. If this wasn’t enough, we’ve found time to release a number of new features: Budibase Blocks Blocks are predefined sets of components that streamline the design process within Budibase. Before blocks, creating a list of searchable cards took 10 minutes; with blocks, this process takes under 1 minute.

Joe Johnston

Dec 3, 2021

September 2021 release - Cloudy with a chance of awesomeness

The September release introduces Budibase Cloud, making it invitingly easy to try Budibase and build internal tools in minutes. This is our largest and most significant release to date. Budibase Cloud is in beta Before Budibase Cloud, it wasn’t easy to try Budibase if you were unfamiliar with Docker, Kubernetes, or Digital Ocean. With Budibase Cloud, you can experience the power, sleekness, and simplicity of Budibase in just a few seconds.

Joe Johnston

Oct 15, 2021

July 2021 release - SSO, conditional UI, and more

The July release delivers on a number of popular requests from our community and contains four major updates, including; SSO - OIDC support Conditional UI Themeable apps Map SQL relationships within the builder SSO - OIDC support OIDC is an open standard and decentralized authentication protocol. As a user, you will have infinite possibilities for SSO, including: Active Directory! - popular request Auth0 Azure Okta OneLogin It’s also possible to add your own authentication!

Joe Johnston

Jul 25, 2021

June 2021 release - Build an SQL CRUD app in seconds

The June release significantly improves the developer experience when; building CRUD apps with an SQL database, laying out components, and delivering responsive apps. TL; DR Build SQL CRUD apps in seconds A new layout settings bar Preset layouts Responsive navigation layout Improved design experience Confirmation modal for actions Build SQL CRUD apps in seconds Previous to this release, SQL was supported but the experience was tedious. We talked with our community, we listened hard and went back to first principles, and the outcome is an entire new and improved SQL experience.

Joe Johnston

Jun 27, 2021

May 2021 release - Run Budibase in your browser

The May release transforms the development experience for every single Budibase user. It is also the beginning of a new and exciting journey that involves Budibase moving to the browser. TL; DR Run Budibase via the browser in your self-hosted cloud We will no longer actively develop on the Budibase desktop builder A new Admin UI Improved user management Built-in email support Google Auth - users can sign in with Google New, fresh, accessible UI New data provider component (with sorting/filtering/UX/perf enhancements) New table component (remove and add columns) New formula data type Import Options as part of the CSV import Add code to automations CRON automation trigger Run Budibase in the cloud From this release forward, you will run Budibase via the browser in your self-hosted cloud.

Joe Johnston

May 27, 2021

6 tried and tested ways to get more Github Stars

Over the last year, we’ve been building an open-source, low-code platform for developers and IT professionals. We’ve been so bogged down building the product and talking to users; we completely neglected the Budibase Github repo . A trifling 83 stars in November presented a bleak assessment of the impact our repository had on passersby. So, a few weeks back, we decided to give more thought to our Github repository. I would like to stipulate, we do not treat stars as the primary currency of successful open source projects.

Joe Johnston

Dec 14, 2020

Budibase is in Public Beta!

Budibase is in public beta. We want you to come and try our groundbreaking new platform, so that we can understand what you love and what we need to improve on. In this phase, you should not expect to build production ready apps with Budibase. Any apps that you build now may not be compatible after our public launch. We plan to officially launch in the next 1-2 months. Our exact launch date will depend on:

Michael Shanks

Oct 20, 2020

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