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The Impact of Small Changes

A year ago, I started a monthly blogging event for the PostgreSQL community, inspired by T-SQL Tuesdays. I decided to call it PGSQL Phriday. (Time will tell if my insistence on trying to use a literation was a good idea or not.) Like the event for the SQL Server community, we ask someone to be […]

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A Season of Reflection

As I think about heading into the fall conference season (and seeing so many familiar faces!!), I realize that I'm going to be asking myself a set of familiar questions. Who am I? What skills do I need to improve on in the coming year? Who do I look up to in the community and […]

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Small Changes, Big Results

Last week I was able to attend THAT conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It was my first time in the great state of cheese, and the conference lived up to its reputation. As a developer focused conference (rather than a database conference), I didn't have much expectation that my session about automating database changes would […]

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The Data Professional Social Graph

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear a keynote by Vik Fearing at Swiss PGDay 2023. He talked about Property Graphs and the Graph Query Language (not to be confused with GraphQL), a recent addition to the SQL:2023 standard. The discussion was mostly theoretical in nature because only Oracle has a current implementation […]

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Same Language, Different Words

I had to come to the Redgate office in Cambridge this past week for a department onsite. As a result, my wife and I were able to come early for a few days adventuring together, the first trip we've taken by ourselves in nearly seven years. As a large family with six kids, it takes […]

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Moore's Law: Navigating the Pace of Technological Change

Technology has always been a driving force in shaping our world, propelling us forward into new realms of innovation and progress. One of the most famous concepts in technology is Moore's Law, which suggests that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles approximately every two years, leading to exponential increases in computing power. In […]

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The Human Factor

A week ago I was in Pasadena attending the SCaLE 20x conference, a gathering of many different open-source communities discussing the technologies and platforms that draw them together. I was fortunate enough to hear some excellent presentations on PostgreSQL and give two talks as well. After the first round of talks on Friday morning a […]

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With the Rise of AI Chat, are Experts Still Needed?

As I looking at the feed of technology stories this week, two things jumped out at me. First, Valentine's day happened to fall on the monthly release day for Microsoft updates and feature previews. If you work with Azure services, specifically in the data platform space, there are a lot of update announcements to work […]

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The Power of Community in Times of Uncertainty

The last two weeks have brought a (seemingly) daily deluge of difficult news in the tech sector. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have all had significant layoffs with many friends in the #SQLFamily and data community being impacted. In times of uncertainty and heightened anxiety, it’s essential to have a group you can turn to […]

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