postgrest VS postgres-websockets

Compare postgrest vs postgres-websockets and see what are their differences.

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MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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postgrest

Posts with mentions or reviews of postgrest. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-15.

postgres-websockets

Posts with mentions or reviews of postgres-websockets. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-29.
  • PostgREST – Serve a RESTful API from Any Postgres Database
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Dec 2022
    At work, we've finally replaced a large part of a custom (mostly-)web backend with PostgREST recently, and that's quite a relief: considerably less code to maintain in that project now, and that was a rather awkward code. Something akin to PostgREST's "Embedding with Top-level Filtering" [1] had to be provided for all the tables, with OpenAPI schema and a typed API (Haskell + Servant); I avoided manually writing it all down, but at the cost of poking framework internals, and maintainability suffered. It was particularly annoying that the code doesn't really do anything useful, except for standing between a database and an HTTP client, and simply mimics the database anyway. Whenever a change had to be introduced, it was introduced into the database, the backend, and the frontend simultaneously, so it wasn't even useful for some kind of compatibility.

    Now PostgREST handles all that, and only a few less trivial endpoints are handled by a custom backend (including streaming, which I'm considering replacing with postgrest-websocket [2] at some point).

    During the switch to PostgREST, the encountered minor issues were those with inherited tables (had to set a bunch of computed/virtual columns [3] in order to "embed" those), and with a bug on filtering using such relations (turned out it was an already-fixed regression [4], so an update helped). Also a couple of helper stored procedures (to use via /rpc/) for updates in multiple tables at once (many-to-many relationships, to edit entities along with their relationships, using fewer requests) were added (though the old custom backend didn't have that), the security policies were set from the beginning, the frontend was rewritten (which allowed to finally switch without adding more work), so it was only left to cleanup the backend.

    Not using views, since as mentioned above, database changes usually correspond to frontend changes, and the API doesn't have to be that stable yet.

    Happy with it so far.

    [1] https://postgrest.org/en/stable/api.html#embedding-with-top-...

    [2] https://github.com/diogob/postgres-websockets

    [3] https://postgrest.org/en/stable/api.html#computed-virtual-co...

    [4] https://github.com/PostgREST/postgrest/issues/2530

What are some alternatives?

When comparing postgrest and postgres-websockets you can also consider the following projects:

Hasura - Blazing fast, instant realtime GraphQL APIs on your DB with fine grained access control, also trigger webhooks on database events.

supabase - The open source Firebase alternative.

Appwrite - Build like a team of hundreds_

gotrue - An SWT based API for managing users and issuing SWT tokens.

TimescaleDB - An open-source time-series SQL database optimized for fast ingest and complex queries. Packaged as a PostgreSQL extension.

supabase-graphql-example - A HackerNews-like clone built with Supabase and pg_graphql

appsmith - Platform to build admin panels, internal tools, and dashboards. Integrates with 25+ databases and any API.

simpleconfig

json - Haskell JSON library

swagger2 - Swagger 2.0 data model.

pg-transact - Another postgresql-simple transaction monad

ent - An entity framework for Go