PostgreSQL

Wrangle Your SQL With Arel

You wanted to use those fancy Postgres features so you wrote raw SQL. Some time and a few more features go by and now your app is littered with SQL strings. Keep the power and lose the mess by building composable query objects that leverage Arel, the query builder under the hood of ActiveRecord.

Postgres at Any Scale

This presentation starts with the basics you need to know as an app developer about interacting with your PostgreSQL database. Then, it digs into how you can start to analyze performance. You will learn what you need to know for a small application, then the things you should be cautious of as you start to …

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Changing Database & Datacenter at Lanyrd.com

As is the case for many websites and applications, when the size of its users reach a certain point, critical changes to the architecture must be made. This presentation discusses how Lanyrd addressed this problem, when they decided to move from MySQL to PostgreSQL, and from AWS to Softlayer.

Postgres: the Best Tool You’re Already Using

Your fledgling social network for hedgehogs is starting to gain traction, but now new feature requests are pouring in. How you can you meet the demands of an ambitious product team within your existing stack? There’s no time to waste, so we will look at how to leverage the venerable Postgres workhorse.