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(English) Rarely Used But Useful PostgreSQL Features

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.I'm an avid user of SQL and the variety of - frequently overlooked - features it provides. However, unfortunately the possibilities of SQL and modern, advanced open source incarnations of RDBMS such as PostgreSQL aren't utilised to the extent they could be when developing web or enterprise applications today. More often than not SQL database are perceived as a mere data store for persisting object-oriented data, which can give rise to the famous object-relational ... Read more

(English) Imagination, Desire and the Call of the Future – David Delgado @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar. Imagination, Desire and the Call of the Future - David Delgado from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

(English) Boring Solutions Revisited: Choose Boring Technology by Dan McKinley

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Dan McKinley's article on choosing boring solutions, although not exactly new anymore, has been a welcome reminder for me to revisit the topic of of using boring solutions and keeping things simple. Dan makes the point that "adding technology to your company comes with a cost" or as I stated in my own article on this subject: "The elephant in the room is: There’s an opportunity cost to everything." Most choices come with a trade-off. If ... Read more

(English) Jess Frazelle: „For the Love of Pipes“

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Somewhat recently, Jess Frazelle wrote about her love of UNIX pipes, a sentiment I wholeheartedly share, to the extent that I think web apps should behave more like Unix programs by making data readily available via APIs so other applications can easily process that data. This, in a nutshell, is the Unix philosophy as stated by Doug McIlroy: Make each program do one thing well. To do a new job, build afresh rather than complicate ... Read more