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Author Archives: Barry Jones

Barry is a business owner, infrastructure nut, and database obsessed web developer who spends too much time in Ruby, Go and PHP code. He blogs about it at brightball.com.

Email as a Microservice

Email might be one of the most often overlooked pieces of any web application. Usually the biggest discussion around it in a project begins and ends with “and we’ll send them an email when this happens…”. A little thought and some minor adjustments can help us avoid some problems that will grow as your project does. Let’s talk about email ...

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Heroku Data Links with Postgres and Redis

PostgreSQL has a great feature called Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) that allows it to connect directly to outside systems. Although the setup can be a little complicated, once it’s available you can run queries with joins or subqueries against them, insert data, create views, etc. Heroku has dramatically simplified the process of using FDW with PostgreSQL and Redis thanks to ...

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