What is PocketBase?
It is an open source backend for your next SaaS and mobile app in 1 file. It could be used as a standalone app or as a Go framework/toolkit that enables you to build your own custom app specific business logic and still have a single portable executable at the end.
PocketBase is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
PocketBase is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PocketBase's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses PocketBase?
- Embedded database (SQLite) with realtime subscriptions
- Built-in files and users management
- Convenient Admin dashboard UI
- Simple REST-ish API
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