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  • Sneakiest development trap: making easy easier...
    1 project | | 4 Jan 2024
    And sometimes invest instead in learning a technology rather than hide it: for example slonik encourages you to write normal SQL queries by making SQL templating easier and safer. In turn, your IDE would be able to understand those queries and give you support based on the database schemas you actually have.
  • Drizzle is just as unready for prime-time as Prisma, what else is there?
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    I'd push you to consider using postgres, slonik or similar for database queries. With these libraries, you just write SQL, but they perform input sanitization for you. So you can safely write:
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    You can already use postgres with Slonik.

    It is not going to be the default because it is way slower.

    Test node_version:18 test_only:postgres-integration is taking 3 minutes.

    Test node_version:18 test_only:pg-integration is taking 38 seconds.

  • Integrating Slonik with Express.js
    2 projects | | 30 Sep 2023
    For those uninitiated, Slonik is a battle-tested SQL query building and execution library for Node.js. Its primary goal is to allow you to write and compose SQL queries in a safe and convenient way. Now, let's see how it pairs with Express.js.
  • Which Postgres client are you using?
    1 project | /r/node | 29 Sep 2023
    I am the maintainer of Slonik and I am trying to understand what portion of this sub-users are using Slonik vs other libraries, and if they are using anything else – what are their reasons for it.
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    It's nice that they implemented string templates essentially exactly the same way Javascript template literals and tag functions work. They even give an example of using it to create a prepared statement (e.g. DB."SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar = \{inputParam}") which is exactly what many NodeJS libraries due, e.g. Slonik, like sql`SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar = ${inputParam}`;
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    I've found libraries like Zod useful when interacting with external data sources like a database. Slonik[1] uses Zod to define the types expected from a SQL query and then performs runtime validation on the data to ensure that the query is yielding the expected type.

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gajus/slonik is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of slonik is TypeScript.

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