Magic Cloud, or Magic for short, is a backend software development platform that creates most of your code “automagically”, by leveraging meta programming, declarative programming, artificial intelligence, low-code, and no-code software development automation. This allows you to focus on creative tasks, while having the machine create the boring parts. Magic comes in two flavors.
- Enterprise Version
- Open Source Community Edition
The open source community edition is no longer actively maintained, and should be considered legacy, or at best a “trial version”. It’s still available, but it will not have bug fixes, security patches, or any future changes.
The Enterprise Version is closed source and contains everything the community edition contains, in addition to a lot of additional things. The Enterprise Version comes with professional support and comes in two prices.
- Single Server License at $5,000 per month
- Kubernetes Cluster License for $20,000 per month
If you’re interested in purchasing a professional license you can contact us here. If you’re only looking for a hosted cloudlet allowing you to use all plugins, create workflows, and AI chatbots - You can purchase a cloudlet from AINIRO.IO here.
With Magic you can sometimes accomplish in some few minutes what requires weeks of coding with a more traditional platform. The following YouTube video illustrates how to create a workflow, and wrap it into an API. It’s a fairly complex workflow too, handling Stripe payments - Something even experienced software developers often struggle with. In the video I wire up Stripe payments in some few minutes using declarative programming and workflows.
The Magic Dashboard
Although Magic’s purpose is to help you with backend code, it comes with a dashboard allowing you to manage your Magic backend. The dashboard contains UI components for most things you’ll need when creating and maintaining your backend code.
Magic also contains its own IDE or integrated development environment. Hyper IDE provides syntax highlighting and autocomplete for Hyperlambda. With Hyper IDE you can edit your code, save it, and immediately see the result of your modifications, by executing your endpoint without ever having to leave your IDE.
Hyper IDE also integrates perfectly with our Machine Learning component, built on top of OpenAI, allowing you to write your requests in plain English, and have Hyper IDE and OpenAI automatically generate code for you solving your problem.
However, the most powerful parts of Hyper IDE is its “workflows” feature, allowing you to dynamically orchestrate backend Hyperlambda code together, without needing to know Hyperlambda.
With Hyper IDE manually writing code is optional
The Endpoint Generator
The Endpoint Generator allows you to wrap any database you have in CRUD API endpoints. It reads meta data from your database, and automatically generates a web API for you. The generated API is secured according to your instructions, and can be modified after it’s created.
The web API generator takes care of left joins, referential integrity, validators, authentication, and authorisation - While allowing you to declaratively tell it how to generate your API. It also allows you to publish web socket messages as endpoints are invoked, in addition to having lots of additional features simplifying your life as a software developer.
By combining the Endpoint Generator with Hyperlambda Workflows, you can sometimes create your entire backend code exclusively by “clicking buttons”.
The SQL endpoint generator
Magic allows you to create HTTP endpoints using SQL. This allows you to compose some SQL statement, and rapidly wrap it inside an HTTP endpoint. You can find this component in the Endpoint Generator, in its “SQL Endpoint Generator” tab. Choose your database, provide some SQL, add arguments that you reference in your SQL, and click the “Generate” button.
The SQL endpoint generator allows you to secure your endpoints, declare what arguments your endpoint can handle, use all 5 most common HTTP verbs for your endpoints, etc. You can use it with SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL or SQLite - However, you need to write SQL that is valid for your particular database type as you create your endpoints.
Magic allows you to visually design your database using a graphical user interface. SQL Studio supports the following databases.
- Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Studio also allows you to execute any SQL towards your database of choice, allowing you to administer your databases from anywhere. By combining SQL Studio with the backend generator, and especially the SQL API generator, you can compose some SQL, and rapidly wrap it into a web API endpoint.
Machine Learning and AI
Magic Cloud is scattered with AI and allows you to create your own Machine Learning models using OpenAI, by scraping any website, and generating training data for you that you can use to create your own OpenAI model, answering questions related to your domain. Use cases might be.
- Expert legal system, answering legal questions for clients
- Medical expert advice system based upon AI and machine learning, giving you help when diagnosing patients and clients
- Support chatbot for your enterprise, giving your clients support for whatever questions they might have related to your company
- Automated sales expert systems, converting leads on your website into paying clients
- Cognitive assistants, helping your employees with some specific task at hand
- Etc, etc, etc
You can try out such a chatbot in the bottom/right corner of this page.
Magic Cloud allows you to administer your users, by giving you a graphical user interface, allowing you to manage your application’s users and roles, using a role based access control (RBAC) component. Provide access to modules and components according to what roles your users belongs to, and make sure only authorised users have access to private and secured data.
The user and role systemin Magic is based upon RBAC implying Role Based Access Control, allowing you to provide access to components and modules based upon roles, for then to associate roles with users.
The task manager
Magic Cloud allows you to create and administer tasks. A task is a background job, that is persisted into your database as Hyperlambda, and it can either be executed by a “trigger” occurring somewhere else in your system, or periodically scheduled to execute repeatedly, or at some specific date and time in the future. The task manager allows you to easily manage your tasks, edit them, and create new tasks as you see fit.
Magic Cloud also contains its own “App Store”, allowing you to rapidly install some plugin solving some particular need you might have in your own applications. Some example plugins are listed below;
- Stripe payment integrations
- Registration workflow actions
- Several example SQLite databases
- Etc, etc, etc
The integrated log
Magic Cloud also comes with an integrated log component, allowing you to browse your server log, giving you control over events occurring that might somehow have consequences for your system.
When you create your own Hyperlambda applications, you can also create log entries as you see fit, to log important events, such as deleting records, executing tasks, registering users, etc.
Custom AI chatbots
You can also use Magic to create your own custom AI chatbot, for then to embed it into your website. The Chatbot Wizard component in Magic will ask you for your OpenAI API key, your Google reCAPTCHA settings, for then to scrape your website generating a VSS database in the process. The end result allows your users to ask questions related to your website, and have the chatbot answer how you want it to answer questions.
It works by scraping your website, generating training data in the process, for then to end up with a custom “machine learning model” (based upon RAG), that answers questions according to your training data. You can try out such a chatbot by clicking the button in the bottom right corner of this page, and ask it any question related to AINIRO.IO, or concepts from this website. This chatbot was created by scraping this website. At AINIRO.IO we also delivers such chatbots as one of our services. Read more about our AI chatbots here.
Magic Cloud is Open Source
Magic Cloud is 100% open source, and you can use it free of charge as you see fit, as long as you obey by the GPL license terms. You can find its code at GitHub. We also provide docker images for Magic, allowing you to install it locally without having to mess with dependencies, such as the .Net CLI and NodeJS. AINIRO.IO also hosts Magic Cloud in our cloud infrastructure if you’re interested in a simpler solution.
The goal of the project
The goal of the project is to make it possible for everybody to produce high quality code, much faster, without security holes, in an extremely scalable runtime. AKA …
Where the Machine Creates the Code!
Copyright and maintenance
The projects is copyright Thomas Hansen 2023 - 2024, and professionally maintained by AINIRO.IO.