By Simon Willison
Blog post: https://simonwillison.net/2018/Jan/17/datasette-publish/
The fundamental idea behind Datasette is that publishing structured data as both a web interface and a JSON API should be as quick and easy as possible.
The world is full of interesting data that often ends up trapped in PDF blobs or other hard-to-use formats, if it gets published at all. Datasette encourages using SQLite instead: a powerful, flexible format that enables analysis via SQL queries and can easily be shared and hosted online.