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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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PostgreSQL with natural language support

In today's fast development cycles and with the available, rapidly changing technologies there is less time for the rational planning of a new application. Since the database is usually the last in the development chain, programmers tend to avoid learning yet another programming language for relational databases. The PostgreSQL Project is aware of this problem.
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