Super base is a complete backend for web and mobile applications. Based entirely on free open-source software. The biggest challenge when building an app is writing code. Rather than architecting a complete system that works at scale, products like Firebase and amplify have addressed this barrier. But there is one big problem they lock you into proprietary technology on a specific cloud platform.

History of Super Base

Super base was created in 2019 specifically as an open-source Firebase alternative at a high level it provides two things. On the backend, they have infrastructure like database file storage and Edge functions that run in the cloud. On the front end, they have a client-side SDK that can easily connect this infrastructure to your favourite front-end JavaScript framework react, native, flutter, and many other platforms.

How its work with the database and API

As a developer, you can manage your progress database with an easy-to-understand UI. Which automatically generates rest and graph API to use in your code. The database integrates directly with user authentication making it almost trivial to implement low-level security. In firebase, it can listen to data changes in real-time while scaling to virtually any workload to get started.

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You self-host with Docker or sign-up for a fully managed account with a free tire. On the dashboard, you can create a table in your Postgres database with a click of a button to insert a column. To build out for schema add new rows to populate with data. By default, every project has an authentication schema to manage users within the application.

This opens the door to low-level security where you write policies to control who has access to your data. In addition, the database supports reacting to changes in your data and postgress function to stored procedures directly on the database server. It’s a friendly interface but it also automatically generates customer API documentation for you from here. We can copy queries tailored to our database and use them in a javascript project.

                      – npm install @superbase/superbase-js

To install the super base SDK with npm. They connect your project and sign a user in with a single line of code. And now we can listen to any authentication state in real-time with on off

superbase with js

Stage change. When it comes to the database we don’t need to write raw SQL code. Instead, we can paste in that javascript code from the API docs, Or use the rust and gql API directly.


That’s all it takes to build an authenticated full-stack application. However, you may still want to run your custom server-side code. In this case, serverless edge functions can be developed with Dino and typescript. Then can be easily distributed around the globe. This has been super base.

The modern-day features and performance improvements make it more appealing. Tell us in the comments, what are your thoughts?

By Tanmay

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