Postgres Weekly Issue 11
May 22, 2013
JackDB: Database Development in the Cloud
One of the most common requests for new Postgres users is what admin interface to use. I previously wrote about how I work with psql, but a CLI isn't for everyone. If you need more of an traditional GUI give JackDB a try, it's a great Web interface for interacting with your Postgres database.
Postgres 9.3 Feature Highlight: IF EXISTS and IF NOT EXISTS
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Postgres Common Table Expression Super Example
Common Table Expressions or CTEs make SQL almost readable. If creating anything more than an extremely simple query CTEs will help create SQL that can be understood by others as well as you at a future time. Here's a great example which also includes window functions to highlight the power of Postgres.
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
Foreign Data Wrappers (or FDWs) have already provided a lot of flexibility for Postgres with previous releases. Whether querying Redis, Mongo, or Twitter from Postgres they enable a whole new set of use cases. With Postgres 9.3 comes the Postgres FDW which enables a world of federated Postgres databases.
Postgres Fuzzy Search Using Trigrams (+/- Django)
An interesting trial and mostly failure at taking advantage of trigrams for using spelling correction within an application. In particular this takes advantage of it within Django though it's not heavily coupled inside the framework and applies to most languages.
Call me maybe: Postgres
As part of a broader series on network partitions @aphyr takes a look at Postgres. While it typically falls under the always consistent category there's at least some very little gray area in here. Read more on how Postgres measures up with regards to network partition failures.
Finding similar texts in PostgreSQL