Ask HN: What technology do you regret choosing?

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  • sqlx

    general purpose extensions to golang's database/sql

    For the simplest of operations, like just writing stuff to your DB and then retrieving it again, they work a charm. Especially in Go, the ability to automatically marshal things into structs is a blessing.

    BUT, then you try to start doing things with many2many relationships, or retrieving sorted data in a very specific, nested query and things to sideways quickly.

    I ended up finding it much harder to try to figure out how to do some pretty obvious things. Endless hours on Stackoverflow fighting the ORM and its shockingly bad documentation...

    Eventually I just bit the bullet and learned how to write Postgres queries, along with a small Go library called sqlx ( which massively outperformed GORM ( and it's much more straight forward to reason about the relationship between my application layer and the DB.

  • kivy

    Open source UI framework written in Python, running on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS is the closest I ever got to working with UI in Python. It almost worked, but as you say, it's an unsolved problem.

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