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Managing the Latent Complexity of SQL in JavaScript

Hey Everyone,

Join us this Thursday night at Capital Factory for food, drinks and JavaScript!  This month's speaker will be John Fawcett from Goodybag... hope to see you there.

Managing the Latent Complexity of SQL in JavaScript

Why do noders gravitate towards Mongo? While the toolset is fantastic and it's super quick to get started, there is a viable relational alternative: Postgres. But how do you manage out of control SQL queries? What are the toolsets that make dealing with Postgres easy and how do we make sense of our database? In this talk, I'll cover how Postgres not only matches all of the features and ease of use of Mongo, it goes beyond with new node.js toolchains, new JSON support, and awesome performance.

John Fawcett

I'm John, a full-stack engineer at Goodybag. By day, I'm working on node.js REST APIs using Postgres and managing our Require+Less+Backbone websites. By night, I'm refining my side projects, hiking and biking when I can, and drinking delicious coffee and beer.

See you Thursday,


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  • Tim

    It was interesting. To me, it's a narrow use case. You'd only be interested in it if you're going to use Node on the server talking to PostGres to implement something like a REST API.

    August 2, 2013

    • Tristan S.

      Not true. REST API is a manufactured limitation. You could have Node.js services (as in SOA). Or you could have certificate authenticated SQL clients hitting your database directly through a proxy. And without the "REST API" restriction, then you're criticizing the use case as "I have a server that needs to talk to a database", which is pretty common.

      August 2, 2013

    • Tim

      Let me clarify. I gave the example of a REST API, but that's not the only thing I meant. There was some discussion of MongoDb vs. a relational database, but the majority of the talk is only of limited interest unless you're accessing a PostGres database in a Node.js environment. It's not a criticism. I enjoyed it.

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to know about mongosql.

    August 2, 2013

  • Annabel

    Gahhh, work stuff, can't make it... Sorry!

    August 1, 2013

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