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  • Postgres Handles More Than You Think

    Thinking about scaling beyond Postgres with a data store like Redis or Elasticsearch? Think again before adopting a complex infrastructure. Postgres can scale for heavy loads and offers powerful features which are not obvious at first sight. For example, it's possible to enable in-memory caching, text search, specialized indexing, and key-value storage. Article

  • Clojure and Rails - the Secret Sauce Behind FlightCaster

    FlightCaster, a realtime flight delay site, is built on Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis. The web frontend is built with Ruby on Rails and hosted on Heroku. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure, functional programming and tips for OOP developers interested in making the jump.