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Engine Yard transitions to PostgreSQL

Engine Yard transitions to PostgreSQL

Posted Sep 14, 2012 19:43 UTC (Fri) by jberkus (subscriber, #55561)
In reply to: Engine Yard transitions to PostgreSQL by bronson
Parent article: Engine Yard transitions to PostgreSQL

In general, I wrote this article in order to synthesize some news from the last month which had come in about migrations from MySQL to PostgreSQL in the web developer world. EngineYard was featured because (a) it's recent news and (b) EngineYard had, historically, been a very adamant MySQL-only shop. I expected it to be generally interesting, in the same way that it would be if Yahoo migrated from FreeBSD to Linux.

To the extent that I failed to convey that, my apologies. This is my first time writing this kind of a piece, and it's a bit of an experiment for LWN as well. We'll take the criticism into account in adjusting the next article I do which contains an interview. This article went through 5 drafts, BTW.

To be completely clear: I wrote this article as a paid writer for LWN, and did so because I believed that it exemplified changes in the open source database world which would be interesting to readers, and the LWN editors thought that it would be as well.

Oh, and Ines is a woman.

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Engine Yard transitions to PostgreSQL

Posted Sep 15, 2012 8:59 UTC (Sat) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164) [Link]

Let me, instead of repeating myself, just link to my reply:

In short, I think it was fine, just tell the interviewee next time that too much marketing speak is not so much appreciated on this site. Otherwise, it was interesting and complete. Keep writing ;-)

Engine Yard transitions to PostgreSQL

Posted Oct 5, 2012 9:55 UTC (Fri) by oak (guest, #2786) [Link]

Maybe LWN could offer interviewed people some www-page where they can paste their reply text and it will give back a "marketing smell" index, with a scale from "geekspeak" to "vomit inducing PR speak"?

That rating page could use e.g. Bayesian spam filtering to categorize the answers. There could be another page where LWN subscribers could feed these filters with content that triggers their bullshit alarms.

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