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  • EdgeDB – A graph-relational database with declarative schema
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Feb 2024
  • Beyond SQL: A relational database for modern applications
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Aug 2023
    A new DB, with a new query language that's like "SQL done right"? This immediately reminded me of EdgeDB: https://edgedb.com/

    Is there anyone here who knows enough about these two products to do a compare/contrast?

  • EdgeDB 3.0
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Jun 2023
    The whole thing consists of these main parts:

    1. SQL parser: https://github.com/edgedb/edgedb/tree/master/edb/pgsql/parse...

  • DuckDB 0.8.0
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 May 2023
    >relational no-sql

    Do you mean something like edgeDB?[0]

    Or do you mean some non-declarative language completely? I don't see the latter making much sense. The issue with SQL for me is the "natural language" which quickly loses all intended readabilty when you have SELECT col1, col2 FROM (SELECT * FROM ... WHERE 1=0 AND ... which is what edgeDB is trying to solve.


  • Question about custom properties querying with the query builder
    1 project | /r/edgedb | 28 Sep 2022
    We need to land #3747, then something like this should work
  • EdgeDB 2.0
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Jul 2022
  • GraphQL Is a Trap?
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 May 2022
    You have to do your own optimiser to avoid, for instance, the N+1 query problem. (Just Google that, plenty of explanations around.) Many GraphQL frameworks have a “naive” subquery implementation that performs N individual subqueries. You either have to override this for each parent/child pairing, or bolt something on the back to delay all the “SELECT * FROM tbl_subquery WHERE id = ?” operations and convert them into one “… WHERE id IN (…)”. Sounds like a great use of your time.

    In the end you might think to yourself “why am I doing this, when my SQL database already has query optimisation?”. And it’s a fair question, you are onto it. Try one of those auto-GraphQL things instead. EdgeDB (https://edgedb.com) does it as we speak, runs atop Postgres. Save yourself the enormous effort if you’re only building a GraphQL API for a single RBDMS, and not as a façade for a cluster of microservices and databases and external requests.

    Or just nod to your boss and go back to what being a backend developer has always meant: laboriously building by hand completely ad hoc JSON versions of SQL RBDMS schemas, each terribly unhappy in its own way. In no way does doing it manually but presenting GraphQL deviate from this Sisyphean tradition.

    I read in the article that NOT having GraphQL exactly match your DB schema is a best practice. My response is “did a backend developer write this?”

  • How we sharded our test suite for 10x faster runs on GitHub Actions
    3 projects | /r/devops | 3 May 2022
    Same idea, yeah. Unfortunately, in our case we couldn't use pytest due to complicated test setup, so we used a customized unittest runner instead.
  • GraphQL is now available on Supabase
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Mar 2022
    EdgeDB [1] has indeed a rich GraphQL layer, but it's a very different project.

    While it also builds on top of Postgres, EdgeDB replaces the entire relational database front-end. EdgeDB features a SQL replacement language called EdgeQL (analytical capabilities of SQL married with deep-fetching in GraphQL), a higher-level data model (tables -> object types), integrated migrations engine, a custom protocol with great performance & great client APIs, and many other things. Read more here [2].

    (disclaimer: I'm EdgeDB co-founder)

    [1] https://github.com/edgedb/edgedb

    [2] https://www.edgedb.com/blog/edgedb-1-0

  • EdgeDB 1.0
    16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Feb 2022
    I'm curious how this squares up with what someone linked elsewhere: https://github.com/edgedb/edgedb/discussions/3403

    > EdgeDB does not treat Postgres as a simple standard SQL store. The opposite is true. To realize the full potential of the graph-relational model and EdgeQL efficiently, we must squeeze every last bit of functionality out of PostgreSQL's implementation of SQL and its schema.

    This would seem to be an opposing view of how coupled EdgeDB and PostgreSQL are. Which is it?

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