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Maintaining feature branches and submitting patches with Git

I have developed a particular Git workflow for maintaining PostgreSQL feature branches and submitting patches to the pgsql-hackers mailing list and commit fests. Perhaps it’s also useful to others. This workflow is useful for features that take a long time to develop, will be submitted for review several times, and will require a significant amount of changes over time. […]

Kanban & devops culture at 2ndQuadrant – Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, we will continue our journey within the developmental dynamics of the Barman open source project for PostgreSQL database backup and disaster recovery. After providing a small introduction to devops and Kanban in Part 1, let’s focus on the basic element of our daily management: The Boards.

Kanban & devops culture at 2ndQuadrant – Part 1

We very often hear about devops culture, lean and agile methodologies, kanban, pair programming, peer review, testing, and many more; but how many of us could effectively put these things into practice?

Testing new PostgreSQL versions without messing up your existing install

People are often hesitant to test out a new PostgreSQL release because they’re concerned it’ll break their current working installation. This is a perfectly valid concern, but it’s easily resolved with a few simple protective measures: Build PostgreSQL from source as an unprivileged user Install your PostgreSQL build within that user’s home directory Run PostgreSQL […]