A Cardstack environment is the context that Cards run in. By default, it contains:
- an application that Cards render in
- An API that receives requests from the front end, persists changes, and indexes data from external resources
- An ephemeral data cache so that requests have speedy responses
- Many data plugins for connecting to different kinds of data sources
- UI interfaces for editing content
To learn more about the Cardstack environment, watch this Introduction to the Cardstack Hub.