When Your Postgres Database and ORM Collide: Partitioning

Wed, March 25, 2015 - Jerry Sievert

An ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) has become a near-essential tool of software development. Whether you agree with the model or not, it has become ubiquitous. So, what happens when your ORM is so generic that it can't actually deal with the advanced features of your database? Problem: impedance mismatch. How bad can it be? Really bad, and the workarounds can be just as bad, if not worse.


Understanding Community: Cliques and Inclusiveness

Mon, June 2, 2014 - Jerry Sievert

There comes a time in every community where members of that community must step back and take a look at how they appear to behave to those outside of them. The operative word is appear, and that's the part I want to focus on.


Building a MongoDB Clone in Postgres: Part 2

Thu, June 14, 2012 - Jerry Sievert

In the first installment we dealt with creating collections and deep inspection of the JSON object once it was inserted. In this installment, we will be covering saving the data and building WHERE clauses from MongoDB queries in order to retrieve the data that we've written.


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