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Introducing NodeScript, a visual coding toolset for supercharged development

NodeScript a free, low-code developer environment for workflow automation and API integration, is released today by UBIO, the automation platform who built the tool to service internet superpowers including Google, Kiwi and Trivago. NodeScript gives developers a simple and intuitive visual toolset to effortlessly connect APIs and program online services.

About NodeScript

NodeScript is a fully-featured visual coding environment where developers connect ‘nodes’ to build their program. The environment is always ready and running, so there’s no code setup or deployment overhead. This means NodeScript provides the ideal place to jump in and start a project and makes it ideal for R&D, or quickly bringing on a new service.

Out of the box, NodeScript is production ready. Output programs can be published in a click, providing an instant API endpoint that will run at scale. In house, UBIO deploys NodeScript graphs that run over 300 million executions per month to support their enterprise customers such as Google and Trivago.

NodeScript is ‘low-code’, meaning it uses a visual canvas in place of typed code. This makes it ideal for seasoned engineers and casual coders alike. The toolset is feature complete, so even though developers don’t need to type code, all the concepts of a modern programming language are present.

NodeScript is the ideal development environment for:
• Quickly prototyping application backends.
• Integrating LLMs like ChatGPT that can add AI power to any node in a program.
• Deploying at-scale backend services in one click.
• Connecting & consolidating APIs. Think ‘iPaaS-on-steroids’.
• Creating webhooks and performing flexible data transformations.

The NodeScript Advantage

NodeScript is as powerful as TypeScript, Python and other modern languages, but over those it delivers clear advantages.

It’s always ready and running, meaning quick experiments and research tasks are trivial to undertake. The environment is there, ready, and each NodeScript program can be called with an endpoint that’s immediately usable.

Any existing API can be connected. NodeScript is iPaaS with no restrictions. Engineers can consolidate any API or service and deliver dedicated workflows and automations.

Like any complete programming language, NodeScript is fully extensible and capable. Programs can be as small or large as need dictates. Code can be modularised and one NodeScript program can be embedded in another. And since it’s visual, data flows and code connections can be observed, directly on the canvas, in real-time. The collaborative workspace is perfect for team understanding and learning.

NodeScript is released under a Freemium model, so the power of the tool is available now, in full.

“NodeScript is more than just a platform. It’s a catalyst for innovation. Our mission is to empower developers with the tools they need to succeed, and NodeScript embodies that commitment. We developed NodeScript to support the millions of automations we undertake to supply data to our clients like Google. It allows us to do that more efficiently than with written codebases. It’s saved us huge amounts of time and compute spend. We’re releasing NodeScript to other developers so they can benefit.”
— Marcus Greenwood, CEO of UBIO