Space Cloud is an open source, self hosted backend as a service. It provides GraphQL and REST APIs that can be consumed directly from your frontend apps in a secure manner.
You can read more about it’s features here.
Space Cloud is essentially a web server that automatically integrates with an existing or a new database to provide instant realtime APIs over GraphQL, REST, websockets, gRPC, etc. Written in Golang, it provides a high throughput data access layer which can be consumed directly from the frontend. It’s completely unopinionated and works with the tech stack of your choice.
In a nutshell, Space Cloud provides you with all of the following without having to write a single line of backend code:
Space Cloud is meant to replace any backend php, nodejs, java code you may write to create your endpoints. Instead, it exposes your database over an external API that can be consumed directly from the frontend. In other words, it allows clients to fire database queries directly.
However, it’s important to note that the client does not send database (SQL) queries to Space Cloud. Instead, it sends an object describing the query to be executed. This object is first validated by Space Cloud (using security rules). Once the client is authorized to make the request, a database query is dynamically generated and executed. The results are sent directly to the concerned client.
We understand that not every app can be built using only CRUD operations. Sometimes it’s necessary to write business logic. For such cases, Space Cloud offers you APIs to write
functions (which runs as microservices alongside Space Cloud). These
functions can be invoked from the frontend or by other
functions. In this scenario, Space Cloud acts merely as an api gateway between your
functions and the client.
Apart from these, Space Cloud also integrates with tons of cloud technologies to give you several other features like
realtime database (changes in the database are synced with all concerned clients in realtime),
file storage, etc.