Local-First Software:You Own Your Data, in Spite of the Cloud (2019 PDF)

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  • GitHub repo automerge

    A JSON-like data structure (a CRDT) that can be modified concurrently by different users, and merged again automatically.

  • GitHub repo automerge-rs

    Rust implementation of automerge

    I assume you are following


    I'm hoping this matures a bit more in the next months, seems really promising.

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    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • GitHub repo relational-pouch

    Store relational data in PouchDB/CouchDB

    I did struggle with representing a graph and put that on ice. Though I only tried it with "raw" pouchdb, and researching this right now I found a plugin that supports many-to-many relationships[1].

    [1]: https://github.com/pouchdb-community/relational-pouch#many-t...

  • GitHub repo earthstar

    A distributed, syncable document database for making p2p apps

    Have you seen Earthstar?


    It's like localStorage but it syncs and can be used for collaborative apps.

    The point is to avoid the economic incentives of commercially supported software, though, so indeed it's made by volunteers in their spare time.

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