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tag:datasette.io,2021-01-25 Datasette News: 2021-01-25 2021-01-25T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-54" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.54</a> is out today. Highlights include the new <code>_internal</code> in-memory database exposing details of connected tables, plus support for JavaScript modules in plugins and add-on scripts. More commentary on this release is available in the <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2021/Jan/25/datasette/" rel="nofollow">annotated release notes</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2021-01-24 Datasette News: 2021-01-24 2021-01-24T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://simonwillison.net/2021/Jan/24/drawing-shapes-spatialite/" rel="nofollow">Drawing shapes on a map to query a SpatiaLite database</a> introduces the new <a href="https://datasette.io/plugins/datasette-leaflet-freedraw" rel="nofollow">datasette-leaflet-freedraw</a> plugin, which adds support for drawing shapes on a map to specify a GeoJSON MultiPolygon that can be used to query SpatiaLite databases.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2021-01-07 Datasette News: 2021-01-07 2021-01-07T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://simonwillison.net/2021/Jan/7/css-apis-no-javascript/" rel="nofollow">APIs from CSS without JavaScript: the datasette-css-properties plugin</a> introduces <a href="https://datasette.io/plugins/datasette-css-properties" rel="nofollow">datasette-css-properties</a>, a highly experimental plugin that can output table rows and SQL query results as CSS stylesheets defining custom properties that can then be used to customize a static HTML page.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-12-19 Datasette News: 2020-12-19 2020-12-19T00:00:00-08:00 <p>New on this site: a <a href="https://datasette.io/tools" rel="nofollow">Datasette Tools</a> directory and a <a href="https://datasette.io/-/beta" rel="nofollow">search engine</a> that covers documentation, tools, plugins, releases and more. The search engine uses <a href="https://github.com/dogsheep/dogsheep-beta" rel="nofollow">Dogsheep Beta</a> - I wrote about how that works in <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Dec/19/dogsheep-beta/" rel="nofollow">Building a search engine for datasette.io</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-12-13 Datasette News: 2020-12-13 2020-12-13T00:00:00-08:00 <p>I wrote more about how this site works in <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Dec/13/datasette-io/" rel="nofollow">Weeknotes: datasette.io, an official project website for Datasette</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-12-10 Datasette News: 2020-12-10 2020-12-10T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-52" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.53</a> - <code>datasette serve --create</code> option, <code>?column__arraynotcontains=</code> table filter, <code>?_header=off</code> CSV option and updated links to reflect the new project website.</p> <p><a href="https://datasette.io/" rel="nofollow">New Datasette project website</a> - three years after the first release Datasette finally has its own website! The site includes project <a href="https://datasette.io/news" rel="nofollow">news</a>, a <a href="https://datasette.io/plugins" rel="nofollow">plugin directory</a>, <a href="https://datasette.io/for" rel="nofollow">use-cases</a> and <a href="https://datasette.io/examples" rel="nofollow">examples</a>. The site is implemented using Datasette custom templates, and the source code is available <a href="https://github.com/simonw/datasette.io" rel="nofollow">on GitHub</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-11-28 Datasette News: 2020-11-28 2020-11-28T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-52" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.52</a> - <code>--config</code> is now <code>--setting</code>, new <code>database_actions</code> plugin hook, <code>datasette publish cloudrun --apt-get-install</code> option and several bug fixes.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-10-31 Datasette News: 2020-10-31 2020-10-31T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-51" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.51</a> - A new visual design, plugin hooks for adding navigation options, better handling of binary data, URL building utility methods and better support for running Datasette behind a proxy. <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Nov/1/datasette-0-51/" rel="nofollow">Annotated release notes</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-10-09 Datasette News: 2020-10-09 2020-10-09T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-50" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.50</a> - New column actions menu. <code>datasette.client</code> object for plugins to make internal API requests. Improved documentation on deploying Datasette. <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Oct/9/datasette-0-50/" rel="nofollow">Annotated release notes</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-09-14 Datasette News: 2020-09-14 2020-09-14T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-49" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.49</a> - JSON API for writable canned queries, path parameters for custom pages. See also <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Sep/15/datasette-0-49/" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.49: The annotated release notes</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-08-16 Datasette News: 2020-08-16 2020-08-16T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-48" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.48</a> - Documentation now lives at <a href="https://docs.datasette.io/" rel="nofollow">docs.datasette.io</a>, improvements to the <code>extra_template_vars</code>, <code>extra_css_urls</code>, <code>extra_js_urls</code> and <code>extra_body_script</code> plugin hooks.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-08-11 Datasette News: 2020-08-11 2020-08-11T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-47" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.47</a> - Datasette can now be installed using Homebrew! <code>brew install simonw/datasette/datasette</code>. Also new: <code>datasette install name-of-plugin</code> and <code>datasette uninstall name-of-plugin</code> commands, and <code>datasette --get '/-/versions.json'</code> to output the result of Datasette HTTP calls on the command-line.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-08-09 Datasette News: 2020-08-09 2020-08-09T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-46" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.46</a> - security fix relating to CSRF protection for writable canned queries, a new logo, new debugging tools, improved file downloads and more.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-08-06 Datasette News: 2020-08-06 2020-08-06T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Aug/7/datasette-graphql/" rel="nofollow">GraphQL in Datasette with the new datasette-graphql plugin</a></p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-07-24 Datasette News: 2020-07-24 2020-07-24T00:00:00-08:00 <p>Two new plugins: <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Jul/23/datasette-copyable-datasette-insert-api/" rel="nofollow">datasette-copyable and datasette-insert-api</a>. <code>datasette-copyable</code> adds copy-and-paste export options, and <code>datasette-insert-api</code> lets you create tables and insert or update data by POSTing JSON directly to Datasette.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-07-01 Datasette News: 2020-07-01 2020-07-01T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-45" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.45</a> - <a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/sql_queries.html#canned-queries-magic-parameters" rel="nofollow">Magic parameters for canned queries</a>, a log out feature, improved plugin documentation and four new plugin hooks. See also <a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Jul/1/datasette-045/" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.45: The annotated release notes</a>.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-06-20 Datasette News: 2020-06-20 2020-06-20T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://simonwillison.net/2020/Jun/20/cookiecutter-plugins/" rel="nofollow">A cookiecutter template for writing Datasette plugins</a></p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-06-11 Datasette News: 2020-06-11 2020-06-11T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-44" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.44</a> - <a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/authentication.html" rel="nofollow">Authentication and permissions</a>, <a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/sql_queries.html#writable-canned-queries" rel="nofollow">writable canned queries</a>, flash messages, new plugin hooks and much, much more.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-05-28 Datasette News: 2020-05-28 2020-05-28T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-43" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.43</a> - Redesigned <a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/plugins.html#plugin-register-output-renderer" rel="nofollow">register_output_renderer</a> plugin hook and various small improvements and fixes.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/
tag:datasette.io,2020-05-08 Datasette News: 2020-05-08 2020-05-08T00:00:00-08:00 <p><a href="https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/changelog.html#v0-42" rel="nofollow">Datasette 0.42</a> - Documented internal methods for plugins to execute read queries against a database.</p> Simon Willison https://simonwillison.net/