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Thursday, 11th August 2022

Litestream backups for Datasette Cloud (and weeknotes)

My main focus this week has been adding robust backups to the forthcoming Datasette Cloud.

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datasette on Open Source Insights (via) Open Source Insights is “an experimental service developed and hosted by Google to help developers better understand the structure, security, and construction of open source software packages”. It calculates scores for packages using various automated heuristics. A JSON version of the resulting score card can be accessed using{package_name}/v/ # 1:06 am

sethmlarson/pypi-data (via) Seth Michael Larson uses GitHub releases to publish a ~325MB (gzipped to ~95MB) SQLite database on a roughly monthly basis that contains records of 370,000+ PyPI packages plus their OpenSSF score card metrics. It’s a really interesting dataset, but also a neat way of packaging and distributing data—the scripts Seth uses to generate the database file are included in the repository. # 1:02 am

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