I hear the question all the time. “What programming languages should I be learning?”. I’ve asked this question many times myself in the past. When you are first getting started programming, it seems like all there is to becoming a … Read the rest
While I was in High School I looked at the possible options ahead of me. The obvious option was to go onto college, but I was also looking at another option. I wanted to try to get a job working … Read the rest
For the past few weeks, I’ve been obsessed with improving my productivity. During this time, I’ve continuously been monitoring the amount of work I’ve been getting done and have been experimenting with changes to make myself more productive. After only … Read the rest
I’ve been writing a lot these past two months. I decided I’m going to take a break for a little bit. I plan on starting to write continuously again within the next 2-4 weeks. That is all.
JSONB is a nifty Postgres type that allows you to store unstructured data inside of Postgres. A common use case of JSONB is to represent a mapping from a set of keys to arbitrary values. JSONB is nice for this … Read the rest
The parameter track_io_timing is a relatively unknown, but super helpful parameter when optimizing queries. As the name suggests, when the parameter is turned on, Postgres will track how long I/O takes. Then, when you run a query with EXPLAIN (ANALYZE, … Read the rest
Although Postgres may seem magical, it really isn’t. When data is stored in Postgres, Postgres in turn stores that data in regular files in the filesystem. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how Postgres uses files to … Read the rest
Being able to write a Postgres UDF (user-defined function) is a simple skill that goes a long way. SQL UDFs let you give a name to part or all of a SQL query and use that name to refer to … Read the rest