Perl, PostgreSQL, iOS hacker; US politics junkie; Webapp developer; Portvangelist; profane iconoclast.
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David E. Wheeler is President of Portland-based Kineticode, Co-Founder of PostgreSQL Experts, and Co-Founder of Lunar/Theory, purveyors of fine iOS apps. David also maintainers and leads development of Bricolage, a content management and publishing system powered by Perl and PostgreSQL. For his next trick, he may or may not build a Python or Lisp or BASIC-powered Web application, but whatever it is, it will likely be built on PostgreSQL. Unless it’s a blog or iOS app, in which case he’ll just use SQLite.
May 09 2013I found myself with a little unexpected time at work recently, and since we use Oracle (for a few more months), I decided to port Sqitch. Last night, I released v0.970 with full support for Oracle. I did the development against an 11.2 VirtualBox VM, though I think it should… read more
April 24 2013I got an invitation to write on Medium a couple weeks ago. I have been pondering some more philosophical posts lately, so I thought I’d try posting there. My first post, “Misguided Delusion,” tries to pull apart the the false dichotomy between faith and rationality. Yeah, really. That kind of… read more
April 17 2013We spent seven weeks last summer in Northern France. Man it was an awesome time. None of us wanted to leave! Well, almost true. The thing about Normandy is that the weather is very much like Portland—except that Juneuary lasts through July and August. We were so desperate for sun… read more
April 10 2013This week I released Sqitch v0.961. There are a number of great new features v0.95x, including the beginning of two features I’ve had in mind since the beginning: VCS integration and support for multiple databases.Read More » read more
February 27 2013Thanks to the hard-working hamsters at the ActiveState PPM Index, Sqitch is available for installation on Windows. According to the Sqitch PPM Build Status, the latest version is now available for installation. All you have to do is:Read More » read more
February 22 2013If Sqitch is to succeed, it needs to get into the hands of as many people as possible. That means making it easy to install for people who are not Perl hackers and don’t want to deal with CPAN. The Sqitch Homebrew Tap is my first public stab at that.… read more
February 12 2013Let’s say you have a production database up and running and you want to set up a second database with Bucardo-powered replication between them. Getting a new master up and running without downtime for an existing master, and without losing any data, is a bit fiddly and under-documented. Having just… read more
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