SQLite is not a toy database ↦
Anton Zhiyanov lays out why he thinks SQLite is awesome:
- SQLite is the most common DBMS in the world, shipped with all popular operating systems.
- SQLite is serverless.
- For developers, SQLite is embedded directly into the app.
- For everyone else, there is a convenient database console (REPL), provided as a single file (sqlite3.exe on Windows, sqlite3 on Linux / macOS).
This echoes Ben Johnson’s sentiments in our recent conversation with him about Litestream. If you consider SQLite as merely a good databse for things that don’t matter all that much, maybe it’s time to reconsider…
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