Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!

From: Kevin Grittner
Subject: Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!
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Msg-id: 50214BE6020000250004948B@gw.wicourts.gov
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In response to: Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Joshua D. Drake")
Responses: Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Jonathan S. Katz")
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Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Jonathan S. Katz", )
  Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Thomas Kellerer, )
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    Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Josh Berkus, )
     Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Jonathan S. Katz", )
     Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Rob Napier, )
      Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
       Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Rob Napier, )
        Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Leif Biberg Kristensen, )
        Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Thomas Kellerer, )
         Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Rob Napier, )
       Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Kevin Grittner", )
        Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  ("Jonathan S. Katz", )
         Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: Help me improve the 9.2 release announcement!  (Chris Travers, )

"Joshua D. Drake" <> wrote:
> On 08/07/2012 02:00 PM, Rob Napier wrote:
>
>>> Can someone suggest a way to work range types into a simple,
>>> 2-part theme which doesn't obscure the JSON message?
>>
>> As for the WeirdNewTypes, it needs a simple lo-tech way of
>> explaining it.  Maybe a short, simple example of how it is
>> applied.
>
> "CoolNewTypes"
>
> Weird implies well wierd, they aren't weird, they are cool, hot,
> nifty, rocking.

Yeah, if we need to punch just two points, with the ability to
elaborate a little, I would say performance (with emphasis on being
able to scale well to larger volumes and big new hardware) and new
types to simplify life for application programmers (JSON and
ranges).

JSON is all the rage with web-oriented programmers.  There is a
group of people for whom there pretty much couldn't be bigger
PostgreSQL news than this feature.  When we get to the day that we
have an HTTP access method that provides a "RESTful" interface to
database data through JSON, the web programmmers here will probably
throw a big party over how easy we've made their work.  9.2 doesn't
take it all the way there, but it is a giant leap in that direction,
which will cause some jaws to drop around here.

On the other hand, I suspect that ranges will get wider adoption,
because there are so many places that they make existing queries
simpler and faster, regardless of whether you are web-oriented.  The
obvious applications are related to scheduling, but I suspect it
will be put to many other uses.

-Kevin


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