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Programmers seem to have forgotten the real purpose of software, that is to solve a real-world problem.
I recently posted a blog post about a new hash table, and whenever I do something like that, I learn at least one new thing from my comments. In my last comment section Rich Geldreich talks about his hash table which uses “Fibonacci Hashing”, which I hadn’t heard of before. I have worked a lot on hash tables, so I thought I have at least heard of all the big important tricks and techniques, but I also know that there are so many small tweaks and improvements that you can’t possibly know them all. I thought this might be another neat small trick to add to the collection.
Bread, the quintessence of life. People have survived for centuries off this staple consisting only of flour, water, salt, and yeast. Try consuming all these ingredients separately, and you’ll be in for a digestive surprise. However, mix them together and let time do its thing, and the result is the release of profound flavour, texture, and nutrients that were previously locked away.
PostgreSQL contains a slew of great features. Many of them are very well known. Others can be incredibly useful but are not as widely appreciated. Here are our top picks for great PostgreSQL features you may not have taken a look at but really should, since they can help you get code into production faster, make ops easier and generally get things done with less code and sweat.
“What is NoSQL?” was an impossible question to answer. Beyond, “A database that doesn’t use SQL,” it meant something different to each person involved. “What is Blockchain?” is the same way.