What Is Sanbox?

Sanbox is your solution to automate enterprise-grade backend software development. It features a rich, drag and drop, low-code, comprehensive IDE called Sanbox Designer to create small programs called Workflows. Workflows can be HTTP endpoints to build public, private, and gateway APIs, controllers for web applications, reusable functions to be used in other workflows, or scheduled jobs. Workflows can be configured to execute against many different technologies that power our digital world, including other HTTP based web services, databases, and more.

Sanbox is designed to also serve your frontend - allowing you to easily create the backend of your next web application in Sanbox.

The Sanbox Software Suite

The Sanbox suite is comprised of two components – Lumisan Sanbox Runtime and Lumisan Sanbox Designer. Sanbox Runtime is a server program that runs what you create in Sanbox, and is compatible with Windows and Linux systems. Sanbox Designer is a fully-fledged IDE Windows desktop program that maintains a low latency connection with a given Runtime allowing you to create software in real time, faster than any platform available. Sanbox Designer is very easy to use once you get a hang of it, and will allow your business to focus more on its creativity to solving business problems.

Sanbox Runtime is free to use and allows you to create distributed solutions. Sanbox Designer is licensed through a monthly subscription plan.

Target Audience/Users

Sanbox is meant to be used by technical professionals, so it is important to have an understanding of how HTTP APIs, databases, and JSON operate before using Sanbox. However, you don't need to be a developer in order to create applications in minutes.

Using This Documentation Site

If you're a new user of Sanbox, we recommend reading the guide on Getting Started. Some of our articles have a link to download sample Workflows. To use these Workflows in Sanbox Designer, open the Universe Panel and right-click any folder, then choose the Import option and select the downloaded .json Workflow file.