Posts by John Scoles

PgEast 11 The End Game

Well the last busy day here in The Big Apple again a number of very good technical talks. It is not often that the developer of a key piece of a technology gives an intro talk so I grasped it when it came up. Robert Haas gave a very informative talk on the theory behind WAL (Write Ahead Logging) and how it is implemented on PostgreSQL as compared to other DBs. His talk never ventured into the neither world of techno-babel but gave just enough of the technical side to get the understanding out. In the second part of his talk Robert focused on a introduction of the ‘Buzz’ words of WAL that one might have to deal with. There were some other great presentatios as well, I mention a few here

PgEast 2011 Day The Second

Well day two here at PgEast has drawn to a close and it was another very informative day.Today I concentrated on the more common tasks of a Pg DBA so I attended three talks (four if you count mine) that where rather heavy on the technical side of being a Pg DBA. Keep reading.

Day One at PGEast 11

The keynote this year was by Ed Boyajian the CEO or EnerpriseDB and he gave an big picture of the DB in terms of market which is a whopping 26$ Billion a year in the US alone of which the the two five players have 90% of the market one having more than half. If you are intrested in finding out about the rest of the presentation I attended keep reading.

DBD::Oracle 1.28 Released

Version of 1.28 of DBD::Oracle has been released. This is a maintenance release that fixes a large number of bug and issues which are detailed in the Changes listed in this post.

DBD::Oracle 1.28 Release Candiate 2

Here is the next latest and greatest DBD::Oracle for your programming pleasure. This time round we have cleaned a few compiler warnings and fixed up a few of the tests. Thanks to H. Merijn Brand and Charles Jardine for those.

DBD::Oracle 1.28 Release Candidate 1

Here is the latest and greatest DBD::Oracle for your programming pleasure. This is a long overdue maintenance release that fixes a large number of bug and issues which are detailed below in the Changes. Don’t worry there are some new goodies in this release namely I have added in 4 new
server side tracing/debugging attributes

DBD Release 1.27 Release Candidate 1

Sorry, no funny nick name for version 1.27 but here is the scoop on it anyway. This version removes ‘PERL_POLLUTE’ and adds in PL_ so it will be fully compatible with Perl 5.13. So in a nutshell 1.27 is a single issue maintenance release.

YAPCEU 2010 – Day Two…

We settled down to some very interesting talks, the highlight for me being Tim Bunce’s talk on using Devel::NYTProf to Optimize your code. The rest of the day was dedicated in my opinion, to the future of DBs in with Nelson Ferraz giving an excellent presentation of his concepts for using Perl as to glue for a Data Warehouse application. Next on my agenda, Martin Berends reports on the present state of Perl 6 and interfaces database. Martin was quickly followed by Tim Bunce again who presented his proposal for the new Perl 6’s DBDI.

Larry’s Keynote At YAPCEU 2010

Larry Wall gave another of his unique keynote addresses at the first day of YAPCEU 2010 here in sunny Pisa (yes the place with the tower) This year was a little diversion from his usual pattern as Larry was assisted by his better half and his demon seed. Larry told us as a language designer his life is one of siting on the fence, not making up his mind until that one little voice in one ear (his better half) and that other little voice in the other ear (his demon seed) work it out somehow.

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