Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Plasmid 0.2.0 Released - API Stable And Tested


Plasmid is an in-browser database and I've been working on it for a few months, talked to many people about it, and finally reached a point where I can release an API stable version.

There are two main components to Plasmid, developed separately. PlasmidJS is the in-browser database, based on the IndexedDB specification and supports recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The second component is Plasmid Sync: a backend server that allows users to synchronize their in-browser databases between machines.

I'm really excited about this and I hope to see what people can do with it. There are other projects like this around, most notably the excellent PouchDB project, but I think Plasmid has properties that make it a better fit for many needs.

Download

This release is PlasmidJS 0.2.0 and is available at Github and on the Plasmid GitHub page.

0.2.0 on Github

0.2.0 on the Website

Jump Right In

If you'd like to jump right in, check out the Getting Started Guide and then the full PlasmidJS API Documentation.
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