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www.postgresql.org - brand new, yet old and familiar

Most of the visitors to www.postgresql.org probably never noticed that a couple of weeks back, the entire site was replaced with a new one. In fact, we didn't just change the website - just days before, we made large changes to our ftp network as well (more about that in another post, from me or others). So in fact, we hope that most people didn't notice. The changes were mainly a technical refresh, and there hasn't been much change to the contents at all yet. We did sneak in a few content changes as well, that have been requested for a while, so I'm going to start with listing those:

  • The developer version of the documentation (updated serveral times per day from the tip of the HEAD branch that will eventually become the next version of PostgreSQL) now live on the main website, and will use the same stylesheets to look a lot nicer than before.
  • Anybody who submits content to our site (news, events, professional services, products, etc) will notice there is now a new concept of an Organisation. This means that it will finally be possible to have more than one person manage the submissions from a single company or group.
  • Again for those that submit content, it is now possible to view which of your submissions are still in the moderation queue, and it's also possible to edit something after it's been submitted. In fact, you can edit your items even after they've been approved. Any such editing will be post-moderated, and if this is abused that organization will be banned from post-moderation - but we don't expect that to ever be necessary.
  • And finally, for those that submit content again, we've switched to markdown to format your submissions, instead of a very random subset of allowed HTML tags.

The rest of the changes are under the hood, and it's mostly done for two reasons: The technology powering the site was simply very old The frameworks used were quite obscure, which severely limited the number of people who could (or wanted to) work with them

Hopefully these two changes will make it easier to contribute to the website, so if you're potentially interested in doing that, please read on!

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Conferences

I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.

Upcoming

PGConf.UK
Jul 3, 2018
London, UK
PGDay.Amsterdam
Jul 12, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prague PostgreSQL Meetup August
Aug 27, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Postgres Open 2018
Sep 5-7, 2018
San Francisco, USA
PGConf.EU 2018
Oct 23-26, 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Past

PGCon 2018
May 29-Jun 1, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
PGConf.DE 2018
Apr 13, 2018
Berlin, Germany
PGDay.paris 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Paris, France
Nordic PGDay 2018
Mar 13, 2018
Oslo, Norway
ConFoo 2018
Mar 7-9, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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