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Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB 320

Nerval's Lobster writes For the past ten years, developers and tech pros have made a game of comparing MySQL and PostgreSQL, with the latter seen by many as technically superior. Those who support PostgreSQL argue that its standards support and ACID compliance outweighs MySQL's speed. But MySQL remains popular thanks to its inclusion in every Linux Web hosting package, meaning that a mind-boggling number of Web developers have used it. In a new article, developer David Bolton compares MySQL/MariaDB 5.7.6 (released March 9, 2015) with PostgreSQL 9.4.1 and thinks the latter remains superior on several fronts, including subqueries, JSON support, and better licensing and data integrity: "I think MySQL has done a great job of improving itself to keep relevant, but I have to confess to favoring PostgreSQL."

Comment 30!?!? (Score 1) 205

If you think your career is finished at 30 you either don't have the technical savvy to succeed or need to get a little self confidence

I'm a 29 year old non-OS programmer who is learning Linux device drivers. My boss didn't ask me to learn it -- I told him I had to in order to continue doing my job. Get some textbooks, create a test/development environment you can use where you won't break anything, and go buckwild.

Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must. You do what you get paid to do.