March 7-9, 2018
Montreal, Canada

PostgreSQL gotchas for app developers

Some things when it comes to working with databases are obvious to everybody. Other things are hidden from everybody. Yet some can be obvious to an experienced DBA, but come as a big surprise to application developers, and these can often be different between different databases.

In this talk I'll go through some of the common mistakes I've seen in applications built against PostgreSQL that made perfect sense, yet were suboptimal or failed.

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Magnus Hagander

Redpill Linpro

Magnus Hagander is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team and a developer and code committer in the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

He mostly works on different parts of the PostgreSQL backend, recently with a focus on security features such as authentication and encryption, and backup/availability.

To pay the bills, he is an open source software consultant, primarily on PostgreSQL and Varnish at Redpill Linpro in Stockholm, Sweden, where he works with consulting, support and training.

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