This website is an initiative of J-Lab

# Build It! Databases


  • Introducing Databases

    Part of what has unbottled community publishing is the use of databases to store and deliver content. It becomes clear to anyone working for an extended period on a website that there’s a lot of repetitive work. Unless you have some way to manage your content, a large site quickly becomes unmanageable. Databases are key to managing that growth.

  • Database Applications

    If your site runs on open-source software, it’s likely to have one of two database applications available: MySQL or PostgreSQL.

  • Database Workers

    There are several people involved in getting a database-powered site up and running, especially if you are having one custom-developed for your site.