A roughneck walk down database alley

via GIPHY I was just responding to some Disqus comments on a recent blog post. Admittedly it had a provocative title Will SQL databases just die already. What do you think? Join 34,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. A reader pointed out that some No-SQL databases do support joins. Huh? My face …

What engineering roles are most in demand at startups?

via GIPHY I was just reading over StackOverflow’s 2017 Developer survey. As it turns out there were some surprising findings. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One that stood out was databases. In the media, one hears more and more about NoSQL databases like Cassandra, Dynamo & Firebase. Despite all that …

NOSQL Database – What is it and why is it important?

NOSQL is a sort of all-encompassing term which includes very simple key/value databases like Memcache, along with more sophisticated non-relational databases such as Mongodb and Cassandra. Relational databases have been around since the 70’s so they’re a very mature technology.  In general they support transactions allowing you to make changes to your data in discrete, …