Local-first software by Ink & Switch

5th January 2021 at 8:28am


Snapshot: 2020-10-04 - Local-first software- You own your data, in spite of the cloud.html

A very interesting article that highlights the issues I had with web apps and local only apps.

They also provide a few directions on how to solve those issues. One is CRDT (Conflict-free Replicated Data Types).

CRDT basically allows you to merge different source of data without having conflicts (most of the time). It is suited to local-first applications that still want to collaborate with other users.

The article is from April 2019 and I don't know how's the state of the art now (as of Oct 2020).

Related to

Backlinks: Cambria (lenses) by inkandswitch, In Search of a Local-First Database by Jared Forsyth