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Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB 320

Posted by timothy
from the semi-religious-wars dept.
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

by seepho (#49236401) Attached to: Ask Slashdot - Breaking Into Penetration Testing At 30
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.

Comment: Yeah! (Score 1) 127

by seepho (#49091049) Attached to: Fedcoin Rising?
The future is finally here! Now we're going to have a government-backed currency with a central bank that can control interest rates! Anyone can exchange it at will! Of course, the institutions that monitor these transactions are going to have to follow a set of regulations, and probably have some sort of government-backed insurance for deposits. But it'll be digital! Wave of the future!

When some people discover the truth, they just can't understand why everybody isn't eager to hear it.

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