From IndieWeb

No server-side database was a session at IndieWebCamp NYC2 2016.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/nodb

Video at: https://youtu.be/Z-QXKtLpuSc?t=1h13m56s

When: 2016-08-27 15:00


  • Eric Lewis
  • ... add yourself if you were there


Eric Lewis session on web sites with no db

Wanted an Evernote replacement that would be free

to avoid paying he wanted to write an in browser text editor

tricky parts

  1. working offline, say in the subway
  2. working on any device
  3. Syncing

it has a github repo

this is the Github repo https://github.com/ericandrewlewis/pad

does not want to run a database

idea - storing the files on Github

Github now offers free private hosting

Jekyll - a static site generator you give it markdown files

HTML is simple and safer and faster

service workers - implementing it is easy (for making your site work offline)

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