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Aquameta is a web development environment where instead of storing code as flat files in the file system, everything is stored in PostgreSQL as relational data, including source code, html, css, javascript, images and other resources, system configurations, database schema, permissions and more. It has a web-based IDE, and can be used to build web applications and much more. For more info, see, espcially the introduction.


Aquameta is in early prototype stages, approaching version 0.2. Do not use it in a production, or untrusted environment.

Core Extensions

  • meta - Writable system catalog for PostgreSQL
  • bundle - A version control system similar to git but for database rows intead of files
  • filesystem - A bi-directional file system integration system
  • events - Pub/sub data change events API
  • endpoint - Maps PostgreSQL permissions and data acccess to the web, as well as allowing resource hosting and a web socket event server
  • widget - Modular web components that can be reused
  • semantics - A metadata layer on top of the database schema, for binding columns and relations to widgets, decorating keys, etc.


Aquameta is most easily installed on a Ubuntu 18.04 instance; its installer manages dependencies by as apt packages.

First, setup a clean Ubuntu 18.04 instance. You can run on bare metal, or using a virtual machine such as VirtualBox on Mac OSX and Windows, or KVM on a Linux machine.

Once you have an Ubuntu machine setup, installation is very easy:

  1. git clone
  2. cd aquameta
  3. ./

From the installer, follow the instructions.


The primary development interface lives at http://{your_ip}/dev. From here you can create bundles and edit their contents. For more information, see the documentation.



The project is licensed under the GPL 3.0.

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