To paraphrase Dobzhansky:
Nothing in Intelligent Design makes sense except in the light of Creationism(original quote here)
PostgreSQL 9.3.3 is released -
downloads (Feb 20, 2014)
Waiting for 9.4 (depesz.com) new features, now committed in the 9.4devel (master) branch.
(Of course you can also just read the commit log)
What's new in PostgreSQL 9.3
Legacy versions 9.2.7, 9.1.12, 9.0.16, and 8.4.20 (download here) (Feb 20, 2014)
PostgreSQL Development: git://git.postgresql.org/git/postgresql.git
/ gitweb view
Development takes place in regular commitfests (commitfest in progress / open).
dev docs (git master=9.3devel)
Hubert Lubaczewski's blog is depesz.com; articles about new features as they get committed: "Waiting for 9.4". 10 reasons why postgres >> sql-server
PostgreSQL has stored procedures in several languages. One of those languages is Perl. Somebody had to say it. ;)
War on Oracle (May 2013)
The gift that keeps on giving to Oracle ... is dying (Dec 2012)
Why Oracle must kiss goodbye to its database past (Sept 2012)
PostgreSQL / French government (sept 2012)
PostgreSQL vs. Oracle (2007 SPEC)
Oracle squeezing MySQL (Oct 2012)
PostgreSQL vs. Sybase (Nov 2011, report of a Sybase->Pg migration
PostgreSQL vs. Brand "M" (must you ask?) (more of the same)
Why PostgreSQL Instead of Brand "M" 2009 (again...)
Is MySQL really this bad? (2008)
Oracle is in decline (Dec 2011)
Oracle/RAC: (PDF) You_Probably_Dont_Need_RAC (2003) (PDF)
See this article by Andrew Dunstan (2005)
or the fine manual.
I've been doing Perl on and off for more than 20 years. Working structured and using strict makes Perl lose some of that uncanny ability to understand intention, but it is still easily the best language there is.
TWIMC: TEI encoding projects
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10 reasons why postgres >> sql-server
PostgreSQL has stored procedures in several languages. One of those languages is Perl.
Somebody had to say it. ;)