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Baserow is an open-source online database tool. Users can use this no-code platform to create a database without any technical experience. It lowers the barriers to app creation so that anyone who can work with a spreadsheet can also create a database. The interface looks a lot like a spreadsheet. Our goal is to provide a perfect and fast user experience while keeping it easy for developers to write plugins and maintain the codebase. The developer documentation contains several topics you might need as a developer.


We provide a hosted version of Baserow which you can sign up and start using immediately at Alternatively you can easily self-host Baserow by following one the guides below:

Baserow Tutorials

API Usage

Baserow provides various APIs detailed below:

  • REST API: An introduction to the REST API and information about API resources.
  • WebSocket API: An introduction to the WebSockets API which is used to broadcast real time updates.

Technical Overviews


Everything related to contributing and developing for Baserow.

  • Development environment: More detailed information on baserow's local development environment.
  • Running the Dev Environment: A step-by-step guide to run Baserow for development.
  • Directory structure: The structure of all the directories in the Baserow repository explained.
  • Tools: The tools (flake8, pytest, eslint, etc) and how to use them.
  • Code quality: More information about the code style, quality, choices we made, and how we enforce them.
  • Debugging: Debugging tools and how to use them.
  • Create a template: Create a template that can be previewed and installed by others.
  • Further details on how to use Baserow's ./ helper script.
  • IntelliJ setup: How to configure Intellij to work well with Baserow for development purposes.
  • Feature flags: How Baserow uses basic feature flags for optionally enabling unfinished or unready features.
  • E2E Testing: How to run Baserow's end-to-end tests and when to add your own.
  • Metrics and Logs: How to work with metrics and logs to aid with monitoring Baserow as a developer.


Everything related to custom plugin development.