This is just a short article (more of a blog-ette than a full blog) about some things we as developers need to consider when sending queries to Microsoft’s SQL Server. While some of this information may also be true for other flavors of database servers, these things are known to be true for SQL Server.
This 33-minute video features Keyhole Principle Consultant Mat Warger at our internal employee lunch and learn in November 2020. He discusses GraphQL’s main features and how it’s beneficial for use in modern APIs.
GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. Basically, it provides a better way to think about your data!
Every long-term project will outlive at least some of the technologies it was originally built with. For example, a project I have been involved with recently ran into this situation. The app is hosted on Heroku, and over the years, the available MongoDB add-ons have changed and dwindled until now, there is only one.
Several migrations between MongoDB add-ons have already happened because of shutdowns. So, it was decided that rather than migrating to the last one still in existence, the project would switch to using PostgreSQL, which is supported directly by the Heroku team.
I was recently tasked with summarizing the data of a several-million-row table, and the task proved to be a bit grueling at first. Eventually, I found a way to summarize the large dataset with Spring Batch, but not without a wrong turn or two at first. In this post, I’ll walk you through my process and how I overcame this …
In between projects here at Keyhole, I’ve been tasked with applying a relational database access and mapping framework in the Go language.
In this post, I go step by step to create a Postgres relational database, then perform CRUD operations against it in the Go language.
I won’t get into the specifics of configuring Go in this blog, but you can check it out yourself here – https://golang.org/. Additionally, Keyhole’s very own David Pitt wrote an excellent primer on the subject here – https://keyholesoftware.com/2019/09/26/go-on-the-fly/.