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People who were remotely interesting:
Who's got a favorite database?
Structured vs. Unstructured Data
- our first database experiences (lots of MySQL)
- learning about databases
- Jason thinks his brain gets bigger when he learns things
- Microsoft Excel does everything
- MongoDB & mongoose the GraphQL
- It is SQL or SQL
- Shadow and Bone (putting this here for Phil)
How do you use DBs in a Jamstack architecture?
- having to do DBs for "real" sites
- abdicating responsibilities to the experts at a Database as a Service
- sharding and giggling
- from limited options & complicated setups to lots of new options
- decoupling the frontend from the backend
- via API endpoints & serverless functions, we're standardizing communication
DX & How we choose DBs
- GraphQL user interface (GraphiQL)
- on the basis of the API, writing queries, accelerating dev workflow
- how much do we need to know about the DBs
- Phil is wise, you're welcome, Phil
- the dev's comfort level
Who needs the top-tier?
- you probs aren't going to hit Twitter-scale
- by the time you outgrow the service, you'll prob. have the money to go bigger
- dbs aren't that incredibly different
- ask the company what your next step should be if you hit a limit
- kicking tires/free tiers are so valuable
What features do we look for?
- a clear, understandable API
- an easy onramp to getting started/getting data
- what am I building & what are the cost implications (rate limits, etc.)
- even really brilliant, smart people like Jason mess up, a story about loops
- having a playground like GraphiQL
- a discussion of GraphQL hesitancy
- Cassidy's professional conclusion, "ehhh"
- Jason talks about depends
Cassidy exhibits her humor mastery and it shines like the sun! 🌤
TidBits & ThoughtThings™️
What is the worst form of storage you own?
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