Rob Conery

  My name is Rob Conery and I help developers of all sorts learn what’s new with technology. I have been working in the technology field full time since 1998 as a DBA and then a web developer. My original focus was the Microsoft ASP.NET stack, building tools like Subsonic and the first Micro-ORM: Massive. Currently, I’m working on MassiveJS, which is a dedicated PostgreSQL data access tool for Node. I ported this to Elixir and named it Moebius.


96 Stories by Rob Conery

Membership In a Box with PG-Auth

I mentioned in a previous post that I threw together some ideas one weekend on how to do membership completely within Postgres (users, roles,...
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Bringing The Power of Postgres to NodeJS

I’m building out an idea I have and, as you may have guessed from the last few blog posts I’ve written – I’m using...
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Document Storage Gymnastics with Postgres

With the release of Postgres 9.4 came the additional datatype jsonb. This is binary JSON, the same type of thing that MongoDB uses for...
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Embracing SQL In Postgres

One thing that drives me absolutely over the cliff is how ORMs try so hard (and fail) to abstract the power and expressiveness of...
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It’s Time To Get Over That Stored Procedure Aversion You Have

In the .NET world (and beyond), data access is a cluster-fucked echo chamber of half-assed rocket engineering and cargo cultism based on decade-old cathedralized...
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Inserting And Using A New Record In Postgres

A Problem Postgres Can Solve Easily Let’s say you need to insert a record into a table and then use that record immediately to...
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Staying Hungry, Staying Foolish

Playing The Fool Again I’m building a new little venture right now and, for the first time in years, I’m flipped out excited. No...
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Using Custom Types in Postgres

Using Types For Fun and Profit In my last post about pulling documents from queries I showed an interesting way to return a result...
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Pulling Documents From a Relational Query in Postgres

JSON, JSONB and Postgres 9.4 Upfront: Postgres isn’t the only database system in town to formally support JSON; SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle do...
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Being a Nomad for a Year

In Summary Form… No, I’m not independently wealthy and yes, we’re homeschooling our kids (aged 12 and 9). Yes I’m still working as we...
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