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SE-Radio Episode 328: Bruce Momjian on the Postgres Query Planner

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SE-Radio Episode 328: Bruce Momjian on the Postgres Query Planner

Bruce Momjian, a longtime Postgres developer, educator and consultant joins Robert Blumen for a discussion of the SQL query planner in the Postgres relational database. Topics covered include what is a query? How queries are evaluated by the server; the phases of query evaluation; SQL as a declarative language; why declarative query evaluation is simpler […]

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SE-Radio Episode 299: Edson Tirelli on Rules Engines

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SE-Radio Episode 299: Edson Tirelli on Rules Engines

Robert Blumen talks to JBoss Drools project lead Edson Tirelli about Rules Engines. The show covers: the nature of business rules; rules and facts; rules and actions; the importance or rules to a business; the structure of a business rule; how many is “a lot” of rules?; communication about rules between the business and software […]

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SE-Radio Episode 289: James Turnbull on Declarative Programming with Terraform

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SE-Radio Episode 289: James Turnbull on Declarative Programming with Terraform

James Turnbull rejoins the show with Robert Blumen for a conversation mostly about Terraform, as well as a bit about Puppet. Terraform is a declarative programming tool for automating infrastructure resource creation; it targets resource providers, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean, and other cloud and SAAS back ends. The discussion explores the […]

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