Beaker Browser

An experimental peer-to-peer Web browser.

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Huge congrats to the Beaker guys @pfrazee @mafintosh who've worked on this deep technical challenge for years. PEER TO PEER HYPERTEXT That means no ads, no posting on a giant tech company's site, no censorship. Everyone is master of their own domain. This is brilliant! @BeakerBrowser is pushing the limit of what a web browser can be. What if you could pull up a Terminal on any website and look at how it is built? Beaker is one of the most interesting web products around, and definitely my favorite decentralized web product! Let me say a bit about why I'm endorsing @BeakerBrowser as the "future publishing platform of choice." It's not a blockchain protocol, it's just a way of serving your stuff off your laptop - or that of your friends. But it works with existing web-developer skills: will grow fast Open source software and github made it really easy to learn, remix and create web projects. What if you could fork a site/app and edit it? @BeakerBrowser is creating this for the decentralized web. I love the concepts around beaker, hoping to see some adoption! My first impressions of new Beaker are delightful: - Finally a browser that has contacts! - New hyperdrive APIs addresses all the shortcomings of older DatArchive API - Tells you about your network connectivity anyone free to help me figure out how to implement a social network on @BeakerBrowser? I have a good chunk of it written with a traditional centralized serverless model but this is obviously the future and I want to migrate it right now. Spent some time yesterday playing around with @BeakerBrowser and couldn't help but notice a vague sense of giddiness similar to when I first built websites on geocities. This is super cool stuff, sort of like the web but built on a file system, and really easy to publish, edit and re-use. All without needing to set up and manage pesky servers. If you see this post, I *implore you* to download and try out the new Beaker Browser. The whole experience feels revolutionary. this p2p browser is the closest ive felt to when i first got onto the InterNet/geocities/webrings feeling satisfied with my new @BeakerBrowser experience. It's so easy to build out your profile drive! Best thing to happen to the web in a long while! 🎉

Create a P2P site

Create a new Hyperdrive site with one click.

Edit the source

The integrated editor lets you work side-by-side with your page.

And share!

Other Beaker users can visit your site directly from your computer.

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How it works

Beaker uses a new peer-to-peer network called Hypercore Protocol. Other Beaker users can visit these Websites with no servers required.

var drive = await beaker.hyperdrive.createDrive()
await drive.readdir('/')
await drive.writeFile('/', '# Hi!')
await drive.stat('/')
await drive.readFile('/', 'utf8')
await drive.unlink('/')

Read & write files

beaker.hyperdrive API

Make Websites from inside the browser

Beaker is great for classrooms and offices where you need an easy way to share Websites without setting up servers or touching the command-line.

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