Invitation from Grant Fritchey
Grant is someone I’ve looked up to in the SQL Server and #SQLFamily community for a long time. It’s an honor to now work alongside him at Redgate.
Grant has a long career and deep experience with SQL Server. Much like I struggled 5 years ago, he’s now trying to learn the ins and outs of PostgreSQL, matching the pieces up against what he already knows. The request to share your best PostgreSQL learning tip is listed below from his invitation post.
As an aside, one of the reasons I suggested starting an event like #PGSQL Phriday is because I know many people that end up in the same spot; trying to learn how to use PostgreSQL well but not knowing where to start based on where they are coming from. Your tidbit… your “AH HA!” moment… could be the thing that helps someone overcome their hurdle they’re currently struggling to overcome.
Please consider contributing a blog on March 3, 2023. See the rules in Grant’s invitation post or check out the “Bloggers” section of the rules page.
The challenge from Grant
I will not even attempt to hide it, I’m very much in the learning phase of my PostgreSQL journey. As such, I’m constantly picking up new facts. However, I’m interested in that one thing that you wish someone had told you. That tiny bit of “AH HA!!!” information that you have now, but it took you a while to find. Just that teeniest, tiniest slice of the behavior of PostgreSQL that proved to be a game-changer for you.
In short, help me and all the others out there trying to learn this stuff. Make learning PostgreSQL just a little bit faster & easier for us. Please.