- September 15, 2022
- Posted by: Khyati S
- Category: Development
What is The Xano?
The quickest method to create a robust, scalable backend for your project without writing any code is with Xano. You may get a scalable server, an adaptable database, and a NO CODE API builder from Xono. These tools allow you to alter, filter, and combine data from many sources. We want to make it possible for you to swiftly validate AND grow your ideas without any restrictions or obstacles that you might have faced when utilizing other solutions.
Xano account comes with the following
1) An instance
An instance is a server that runs your program. You can think of an instance as the server that hosts your backend. Each instance’s performance is determined by the subscription plan you have. Each account has a single instance, but you can add more or let others use it.
2) A workspace
workspace is a container for your app or project that you may think of as a project folder. Workspaces reside inside an instance. They are particular containers for your app and have particular databases and APIs. Depending on your plan, you may be able to share the resources of a single instance across numerous workspaces.
You don’t need a DevOps or backend engineering team with Xano because we take care of everything. A robust, scalable environment on top of Google Cloud is provided by Docker and Kubernetes, and the PostgreSQL database delivers not just the power and flexibility of SQL/NoSQL but can scale both horizontally and vertically. The following are some benefits of utilizing Xano.
Docker is a tool made to make using containers to build, distribute, and run applications simpler. A developer can bundle an application with all of its necessary components, including libraries and other dependencies, and send it out as a single package using containers.
Utilizing Docker containers is Xano. Xano can run the components (PostgreSQL, PHP, Redis, etc.) in the same environment each time thanks to Docker’s virtualization technology. Because the technology runs inside the Docker Engine rather than on the server, this enables a consistent environment for development, testing, and production.
Kubernetes is a Google tool for managing, scaling, and automating the deployment of applications. To control the full release cycle of all the Docker containers, Xano makes use of Kubernetes. Kubernetes can automatically scale based on a range of environmental conditions and continuously monitors the environment.
With over 30 years of continuous development, PostgreSQL is a robust, open-source object-relational database system that has built a solid reputation for dependability, feature robustness, and performance. We are serious about databases! So that you don’t lose power and flexibility, PostgreSQL is used in every project created in Xano.
Why utilize a unique NO CODE backend like Xano?
1) One backend can power numerous frontends
Although you might start with merely a web application in a tool like Bubble, eventually you’ll probably need to distribute the data from your backend across many distinct frontends. This might include a native mobile app integrated into another product, a user management admin dashboard, and much more. As your business grows, having a single robust backend that can feed into various front-ends gives you an advantage.
2) Co-Development simplified
When using an all-in-one solution, you frequently have to combine backend and front-end workflows and logic, which can be complicated as your app expands. When you are working with multiple people, this becomes complicated. The location of all the business logic is delineated when you have a distinct backend.
3) Transform and Store Data
Xano specializes in allowing you to transform data from many sources to suit your needs. When you start communicating with other APIs and services that provide you with data in various formats, this becomes crucial.
Features of Xano
1) Data Caching
Xano offers a Redis-powered data caching solution that enables you to store data temporarily in memory for high-performance data retrieval and storage needs. This is excellent for storing transient data that must be produced rapidly and accessible for a while.
2) Schema Versioning
Versioning can be used to help you solve issues, identify discrepancies in your work, test concepts, and quickly go back to earlier versions. Additionally, it keeps track of who on your team made changes and when they were done.
Functions, Addons, API groups, API endpoints, and background processes. In case you make a mistake, you can quickly go back to an earlier version. Schema versioning is available for the plans Launch and Scales. Each database table, API group, API endpoint, function, Addon, and background task are tracked three times in the Launch plan. Twenty variants are recorded in the Scale plan.
3) Dynamic Image Transformation
The performance of an app depends on how well photos are formatted in terms of their size, shape, and file type. Having very high image sizes might frequently cause the front end to perform slowly. The type of image file can also impact front-end performance.
Sharing API endpoints with the Xano community through snippets is a simple process. Anyone can add a Snippet to their workspace once it has been shared. Snippets include every element connected to the API endpoint. You can change or supplement what is written in this Snippet.
5) Background Tasks
Picture a Task as an API endpoint that may be called automatically or repeatedly at predetermined intervals of time. You can include a schedule with the start and stop times as well as the frequency. A Task has a Function Stack similar to an API, but it does not accept any inputs or outputs.
6) File Management
You can view and manage all of the files (attachments, videos, audio files, and photos) in your workspace in the File area. The files in your workspace are visible and searchable, and you can view the file name, mime type, size, and creation date.
The corporate API interface has oversimplified the app development process. Xano has played a significant role in assisting “non-technical personnel” in implementing solutions that demonstrate the productivity, are high-performing, and save time and money. Small businesses and start-ups may design, run, and maintain their apps with the help of all this and more without needing to burn a hole in their budget.