The Easiest Postgres Experience You've Ever Seen

a year ago | Postgres
Web Assembly is enabling people to do some crazy stuff in the browser, including running a full PostgreSQL installation and Adobe Photoshop!

A few months ago my friend Craig Kerstiens decided to see what's possible with Web Assembly, the thing that runs Code That's Not JavaScript in the browser. If you're a Microsoft dev, you might have heard of Blazor, which compiles C# code to Web Assembly which then gets handed to the browser to run in-process.

It turns out that people are taking Web Assembly pretty seriously, including Adobe, which compiled PhotoShop and Acrobat to Web Assembly so you could run it in the browser!

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Love the image of the elephant... which reminds me... this post is mostly about Postgres, so let's get back to Craig's story...

Learn Postgres Using Data from NASA's Cassini Mission

I wrote a fun database tutorial using data from NASA's Cassini Mission. You get to load up your database with actual data from Saturn: A Curious Moon

  • Real data from Cassini
  • Search for traces of alien life (really)

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The Subtle Arts of Logging and Testing

I'm a big fan of testing, but I get lazy sometimes and it ends up costing me money, directly.

Test-driven Development In Action

TDD is one of those things that people talk about, argue about, and think is interesting. I'm one of those people, so I asked Brad Wilson to clear it all up for me.

Meet Playwright

Curious about Playwright, the frontend testing framework? Well hang out for the next hour and I'll show it to you!