The Future of Opendata

Datasette (previously) is my open source tool for exploring and publishing structured data. There are a lot of ideas embedded in Datasette. I realized that I haven’t put many of them into writing.

The interesting ideas in Datasette (cache)

I am following the work of Simon Willison since the beginning and it really shapes how I envision the future of Opendata on a technical side. With each and every CSV file collected on portals spawning their own instance of datasette: a browsable, faceted, exportable tabular data. The article is about inspiring ideas behind the project, most notably the read-only choice and how it allows to use SQLite in production + heavy cache.

Opinionated and pertinent.