How do the database drivers communicate with the database? Is it just through some type of protocol at a certain port?

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  • GitHub repo pgx

    PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go


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  • GitHub repo psql-wire

    PostgreSQL server wire protocol. Build your own server and start serving connections.

    I have made a PostgreSQL server implementation in Go. This might help a bit as well in understanding how a client interacts with a PostgreSQL server:

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