Binder Documentation

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Binder allows you to create custom computing environments that can be shared and used by many remote users. You can use many open source languages, configure the user interface, and more!

A Binder service is powered by BinderHub, an open-source tool that runs on Kubernetes. One such deployment lives at, and is free to use. For more information about the deployment and the team that runs it, see About

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 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 service at a different location for their community.

👉 the site-reliability guide

Has information for the team running, 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!

Get started

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.

Reference information about Binder

Information about

Information about using and running the Binder service at

See the Binder Examples GitHub organization for more Binder repositories demonstrating its functionality.

Contribute to Binder

For information about contributing to Binder, see the following page:

Cite Binder

For information on how to cite Binder, see How can I cite Binder?.