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What's new in pgx v5: CollectRows, RowToStructByName, CollectOneRow, RowToStructByPos and ForEachRow

This is the third part of the pgx v5 series. Let’s discuss the new features from the title. CollectRows and RowToStructByName CollectRows allow us to fetch an array of rows and set them into a slice of structs. Further, RowToStructByName is a long awaited feature which allows to store a row into a struct. sqlx module became very popular in Go community exactly for this reason, but pgx now supports something similar....

<span title='2023-07-16 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>2023-07-16</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;4 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;Boban Acimovic

What's new in pgx v5: QueryRewriter and NamedArgs

In this second part of the pgx v5 series, we are going to discuss the QueryRewriter interface and NamedArgs. Let’s first check out the signature of the Exec method of the pgxpool.Pool struct. 1 2 3 4 5 // Exec acquires a connection from the Pool and executes the given SQL. // SQL can be either a prepared statement name or an SQL string. // Arguments should be referenced positionally from the SQL string as $1, $2, etc....

<span title='2023-07-15 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>2023-07-15</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;4 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;Boban Acimovic

How to install Docker and kubectl on Ubuntu 22.04 desktop

Since some time apt-key is deprecated and lot of Ubuntu 22.04 based systems throws the following warning: 1 Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details You can easily fix this by properly installing Docker and Kubernetes apt archives public keys: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 wget -qO - | gpg --dearmor | sudo dd of=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg echo 'deb [ arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring....

<span title='2023-03-18 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>2023-03-18</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;2 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;Boban Acimovic

What's new in pgx v5: Introduction

Go has very rich standard library which also contains database/sql module with generic interface over SQL databases. Further, lib/pq PostgreSQL driver is fully compatible with database/sql and provides all basic database operations. However, since this is generic implementation over all supported databases, using it is a trade-off not supporting some PostgreSQL specific features. Fans of PostgreSQL (in further text pg) may want more and here comes pgx in help. pgx is a very rich pg driver supporting LISTEN / NOTIFY, COPY, type mapping between pg and Go, all specific pg types, wire protocol and much more....

<span title='2022-12-04 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>2022-12-04</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;3 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;Boban Acimovic

Check type of generic parameter in Go

Go is over ten years old language but generics (type parameters) are introduced just in the March this year. Hence, still lot of developers avoid using them or have certain problems once decided to give it a try. One of the common problems is how to check the concrete type of a generic parameter, specially of non constrained parameters. So, if you try to do the following, it won’t work:...

<span title='2022-12-03 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>2022-12-03</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;2 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;Boban Acimovic