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Dynamic Languages / meeting

January 2018: Relational Databases

Last month’s broad survey of database technologies notwithstanding,
relational databases really are often the best tool for the job.
But the chances are you could be using them better if you knew
them, and that SQL that they understand, a little better. What
are the most useful aspects of relational databases for a general
programmer to understand?

As always, we’ll take some time for your general thoughts, questions, and ideas.
See you there!

Dynamic Languages / meeting

December 2017: Field Guide to Databases

You may think “MySQL” or “PostgreSQL” when you think “database”,
but the truth is that those relational databases are only one
class of the huge array of technologies that can be used to
store and retrieve data. Each class of database has its own
benefits, drawbacks, and problems it’s best suited for. We’ll
review the most important ones as well as some interesting
variants.

  • Key:value stores
  • Document databases
  • Relational databases
  • Graph databases

As always, we’ll take some time for your general thoughts, questions, and ideas. See you there!