If you just want to try out Baserow on your local computer, it is best to start the
demo environment via
If you haven’t already installed docker and docker-compose on your computer you can do so by following the instructions on https://docs.docker.com/desktop/.
If you haven’t already installed git you can do so by following the instructions on https://www.linode.com/docs/development/version-control/how-to-install-git-on-linux-mac-and-windows/.
Once you have finished installing all the required software you should able to run the following commands in your terminal.
$ docker -v Docker version 19.03.8, build afacb8b $ docker-compose -v docker-compose version 1.25.5, build 8a1c60f6 $ git --version git version 2.24.3 (Apple Git-128)
If all commands return something similar as described in the example, then you are ready to proceed!
Note that this has only been tested on MacOS Catalina. If you run into any issues with other operating systems, feel free to contact us via the form on https://baserow.io/contact.
For example purposes I have created a directory in my home folder named
You can of course follow the steps in any directory, but in this tutorial I will assume
the working directory is
First we have to clone the repository. Execute the following commands to clone the master branch. If you are not familiar with git clone, this will download a copy Baserow’s code to your computer.
$ cd ~/baserow-demo $ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:bramw/baserow.git Cloning into 'baserow'... ... $ cd baserow
Now that we have our copy and we moved inside the newly created
baserow directory, we
can get started. You just have to execute the docker-compose command using the
docker-compose.demo.yml file. It might take a while for the command finishes, this is
because the image has to be created from scratch.
$ docker network create baserow_demo_default $ docker-compose -f docker-compose.demo.yml up Building backend ... Starting baserow_db_1 ... done Starting baserow_mjml_1 ... done Starting backend ... done Starting web-frontend ... done
Once everything has finished and you can visit http://localhost:3000 in your browser and you should be redirected to the login screen. Via here you can create a new account and start using the software.
I strongly discourage running these images in production. These are just for demo purposes only.