Forest Admin

💎 Ruby on Rails agent for Forest Admin to integrate directly to your existing Ruby on Rails backend application. (by ForestAdmin)

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  • Je m'ennuie à mourir en startup
    2 projects | | 4 Nov 2022
  • Running Node.js on AWS serverless with Fargate
    2 projects | | 30 Oct 2022
    I didn't have a spare node app sitting around, so I found Forest Admin. This is actually a cool product which provides the simplicity of dashboard tools like ActiveAdmin or Retool, but preserves the privacy of the data by having you self-host the backend. The backend exposes an API that is used by the frontend client, i.e. your browser, so data doesn't need to move through Forest Admin's servers. Here's a nice graphic to visualize how this works:
  • Experiences with low-code systems (Budibase,Appsmith etc.)?
    6 projects | | 15 Jul 2022
    Disclaimer: I'm the founder of (Forest Admin)[].

    Wow, I'm impressed by the number of solutions out there. Back at the beginning of Forest Admin, we were alone on the market, which is generally not a good sign. But our perseverance paid off, and it was definitely worth it in the end!

    Alright, so why Forest Admin? :)

    Because we only focus on the admin panel use case. Not the entire internal tools world. In this way, we are able to provide a fully-featured SaaS Admin panel out of the box. No need to build it, nor with code, nor with low/no code tools.

    Even if your app, internal processes and so your admin panel is specific, we have designed our solution accordingly with 2 things that are part of our DNA from the beginning:

    1/ We generate all the backend code required to an admin panel. All CRUD routes, filtering & search, dashboarding, permissions, etc. Everything is automatically generated in a few seconds based on datasource introspection. In the end, the generated code is just a standard REST API, so you can extend/override it without any limitations.

    2/ We pre-built the admin UI with every admin standard features available out of the box, with a big focus on providing a great UI/UX possible for operational people. We obviously also provide all the low/no code features to customize pretty much anything. We also provide a feature called "Workspace" (which is generally the core of what our competitors do) that allow users build custom views using drag'n'drop of UI components from scratch.

  • Ask HN: What's is your go to toolset for simple front end development?
    46 projects | | 7 Jul 2022
    For home-lab/internal UIs, you can go a long way with the auto-generated model-admin pages from Django. If you just need CRUD and actions triggered on a list of models, you can typically avoid any UI work and just define a few Admin classes, and if you need to make custom forms it's quite easy using Django's templating machinery to override individual pages.

    A similar modular admin system that's more generic is, I think this one has a layout editor too. But that one requires a REST API and so it may require more plumbing, depending on what you've already built. Or it could fit nicely on top of what you already have, if you already have APIs for everything.

  • What is a CRUD app and how to build one?
    4 projects | | 12 May 2022
    In this blog, we'll see how to build a CRUD app with Forest Admin. We'll assume you're building a CRUD app for a PostgreSQL database.
  • Large documents in redis: does it worth compressing them (Part 1)
    2 projects | | 28 May 2021
    At Forest Admin, we build admin panels for which we need to compute and cache large JSON documents. These documents are stored in redis and retrieved from this storage in order to be as fast as possible.
  • Extract-Transform-Load with RxJS: save time and memory with backpressure
    2 projects | | 20 Apr 2021
    At Forest Admin, we recently faced this issue to move data from a Postgresql database to ElasticSearch.
  • Ask HN: Best (Low-/No-Code) Solution for Simple Web-Based Database Front Ends
    36 projects | | 1 Apr 2021
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Forest Admin ( They have a free tier that would work on simple scenarios.
    36 projects | | 1 Apr 2021
  • Web interface for MySQL DB
    4 projects | | 7 Mar 2021
    I haven’t used this personally, but heard good things about forest admin:
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