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PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL 9.6 Released!

PostgreSQL 9.6, the latest version of the world’s leading open source database, was released today by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. This release will allow users to both scale up and scale out high performance database workloads. New features include parallel query, synchronous replication improvements, phrase search, and improvements to Read more…

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BDR is coming to PostgreSQL 9.6 |

I’m pleased to say that Postgres-BDR is on its way to PostgreSQL 9.6, and even better, it works without a patched PostgreSQL. BDR has always been an extension, but on 9.4 it required a heavily patched PostgreSQL, one that isn’t fully on-disk-format compatible with stock community PostgreSQL 9.4. The goal Read more…

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Laws of Performant Software

Learning how to write performant code is hard. Here are a few simple laws that I hope will convey the core of the matter. I’m calling them… Crista’s Five Laws of Performant Software Programming language << Programmers’ awareness of performance. The programming language doesn’t matter as much as the programmers’ awareness about the implementation Read more…

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Employee #1: Dropbox

A conversation with Aston Motes, Dropbox’s first employee. Craig : What were you doing before Dropbox and how did you get involved? Aston : I’ll go back to when I got to MIT. So, I fully expected to be a professional software engineer and to work at a big company after Read more…

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Opinion: Science in the age of selfies

National Academy of Sciences A time traveler from 1915 arriving in 1965 would have been astonished by the scientific theories and engineering technologies invented during that half century. One can only speculate, but it seems likely that few of the major advances that emerged during those 50 years were even Read more…

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