Binder allows you to create custom computing environments that can be shared and used by many remote users.
What is Binder?#
A Binder service is powered by BinderHub, an open-source tool that runs on Kubernetes. One such deployment lives at mybinder.org, and is free to use.
Other documentation in the Binder ecosystem
This documentation is for creators of Binder repositories, and those who wish to use
and learn more about the service at
mybinder.org. You may be interested in the following
other documentation sites:
- 👉 the BinderHub documentation
Has information about deploying your own BinderHub in the cloud. It is meant for people that wish to replicate the
mybinder.orgservice at a different location for their community.
- 👉 the mybinder.org site-reliability guide
Has information for the team running
mybinder.org, including dev-ops best-practices and tips for running the BinderHubs behind
- 👉 the JupyterHub team compass docs
Has team information, practices, and guides for the JupyterHub community. This is also a great resource if you’re looking for ways to get involved!
To learn more about Binder, check out our tutorials, which will help you get started and learn more about sharing reproducible environments with Binder.
How-To guides and Tutorials#
The following sections discuss some more in-depth topics on preparing and sharing your Binder repository. How-To guides are shorter, actionable patterns that accomplish something specific. Tutorials are more high-level and thorough, and often cover more conceptual topics.
- How-to Guides
- Choose languages for your environment
- Configure the user interface
- Share JupyterLab Workspaces with a repository
- Use different repositories for content and environment
- Speed up my repository launch time
- Generate custom launch badges
- Track repository data on
- Automatically place a launch badge on pull requests
Reference information about Binder#
Information about using and running the Binder service at
See the Binder Examples GitHub organization for more Binder repositories demonstrating its functionality.
For information on how to cite Binder, see Cite Binder.