View of Singapore Marina Barrage, an incredible dam that connects the confluence of five rivers at the tip of the the Marina. It effectively turns Marina Bay into a freshwater reservoir. The photo is taken from the top of Marina Bay Sands, the famous hotel with three massive buildings connected by a long boat on top.
Postgres has existed for more than 22 years. Their community claims it is the world’s most advanced open source database. Having worked extensively on Postgres for almost 10 years I can testify that is a true statement.
I have been a longtime avid user of BSD Unix for almost 17 years. I started my career with a small BSD-focused consultancy hacking away on Perl and Postgres. One of my first tasks was building a distributed, scalable network monitoring tool that could monitor very large network with thousands of endpoints. I use FreeBSD and OpenBSD at home and enjoy their elegance and simplicity.
I stumbled upon an article that compares the two operating systems along key technical dimensions. It is written in an interview style/ conversational format with a developer from each team, so it’s an easy read. Find the article here.