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Show HN: Free site to learn and try different databases (learndatabases.dev)
26 points by songzme 10 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments

Hi, my friends and I was recently introduced to the world of databases and we were frustrated by how much work it took to create / setup different databases. This created a barrier where we got too lazy to learn the databases.

Since most databases are open source, we built what we wished existed: An app that has tutorials about databases and all it takes is a click of a button to directly create a new database account to follow along with the tutorial.

We are still learning about these databases, if you want to teach us and help us improve, please let us know!

Feedback: When I first went to the site I thought it wasn’t working. It was only after I created an account (which I was hesitant to do) that I was able to view the Postgres and Elasticsearch tutorial.

I went through the Postgres tutorial and it worked well, good job. I’ve never created a usable database so quickly before, this is cool.

We didn't think about signup being a barrier, I'll bring this up in our next sprint at the possibility of removing signup / signin altogether. Thank you for the feedback!

It is a barrier, you can probably see it in your page analytics. A good way to implement is to let me play with the database a little, and then if I want to save or something ask me to make an account.

It's not that it's a barrier, but it's unclear that you need an account before being able to use the site.

I clicked on the PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch buttons a few times, the page seemed to flash for a second and then... nothing.

But as [lifekaizen explained](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24569307), no signup with then the option to save when signing in would be even better.

Awesome! Now I will have clear evidence that Graph Databases are the best.


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