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PGSQL Phriday #004: PostgreSQL and Software Development

Henrietta Dombrovskaya asks about Software Development and PostgreSQL. That's a very broad topic.

Not being a big developer for myself, and only occasionally submitting patches here and there, I nevertheless have a vast amount of data available on the topic: the "PostgreSQL Person of the Week" interviews! There are a few questions in the interviews which relate to this topic:

  • Could you describe your PostgreSQL development toolbox?
  • Which skills are a must have for a PostgreSQL developer/user?
  • Do you use any git best practices, which makes working with PostgreSQL easier?
  • Do you think PostgreSQL has a high entry barrier?
  • What is your advice for people who want to start PostgreSQL developing - as in, contributing to the project. Where and how should they start?

And having 143 published interviews at this point, there is really interesting data about this topic. I picked two points which aim directly at developers:

 

 

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