Forest Admin

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

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  • PostgreSQL data types and more
    1 project | | 11 May 2023
    Forest Admin is an admin panel solution that saves your back-end engineers time and gives your operational teams more autonomy. Our highly customizable admin panel connects to your databases and APIs to ease your operations so that you can focus more on your business and less on backend operations.
  • Show HN: Retool Mobile
    1 project | | 20 Jan 2023
    Disclaimer: I'm the founder of Forest Admin.

    I couldn't agree more with this statement. The issue isn't that internal tool builders lack a feature to do it, I think the problem is deeper and comes from the way they are designed.

    Most of them allow you to build the frontend (web or mobile here) without providing any backend code. They provide you with an integration library, whether it's connecting to a third-party SaaS or to your backend code. But that's where it ends.

    With [Forest Admin](, we have a completely different architecture. All the backend code is automatically generated with the UI, allowing you to be up and running in a few minutes.

    This has allowed us to provide a rich development workflow environment both on the backend (the code is yours and runs on your own machine, so you can use your Git without changing your habits) and on the frontend. This gives you the ability to fork a branch from your production environment to a dev environment, make your changes, merge them on a staging before pushing to prod, etc.

    This command line is heavily inspired by Git but allows you to have a dev workflow that works for collaborating with large dev teams on your admin panel. (+100 at our largest customer).

  • Je m'ennuie Γ  mourir en startup
    2 projects | /r/AntiTaff | 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.
  • Build one internal tool for all your data | Forest Admin
    1 project | /r/u_joelhaus | 14 Apr 2022
  • 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.
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