What is Globe?

Globe is a deployment platform for Dart developers, that allows you to deploy your Dart Backend, Frontend, and Flutter Web applications to a globally distributed service without the need to manage servers, networks, or scaling. The core principle of Globe is a simplified deployment service with great developer experience in mind.


Some of the core features of Globe include:

  • Deployments: Deploy your Dart applications to Globe with a single command or automatically on every push to your Git repository. Globe supports both preview and production deployments.
  • GitHub Integration: Globe integrates with your existing GitHub repository to automatically deploy your applications on every push.
  • Custom domains: Assign custom domains to your projects, with SSL certificates automatically generated and renewed for you.
  • Organization support: Globe supports organizations, allowing you to manage multiple projects and users under a single account.

Why Globe?#

Dart on the server is a great choice for building server-based applications, such as APIs, websites, and more. The language has great support for building these applications with packages such as Shelf and Dart Frog providing a great base for getting started. However, deploying these applications can be a challenge for many reasons:

  • Developers require experience with cloud providers such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Digital Ocean, and more.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform is required to deploy applications.
  • Critical components such as scaling, load balancing, and SSL certificates must be configured and monitored.
  • Integrating with CI/CD flows can be challenging, especially when deploying multiple environments and preview deployments.
  • This architecture comes with challenges such as managing cold starts, region-based latency, and more.

Globe aims to solve these problems by providing a simple, easy-to-use deployment platform for Dart developers. Globe utilizes several cloud providers to provide a globally distributed service with the following benefits:

  • Zero management overhead of servers, networking, and scaling.
  • Globally available regions. Globe deployments of your application are available around the world, providing low latency to your users and high availability.
  • Globe automatically scales your application to meet demand.
  • Built-in support for preview deployments, allowing you to preview every change, commit, or PR before deploying to production.

Simply run the deploy command or push to your Git repository and Globe will create a globally managed deployment for you within seconds.