I'm @brandur, an occasional writer, and engineer on Crunchy Bridge, previously Stripe and Heroku.
I most often talk about web APIs, Postgres, Rust, software safety and resilience, efficient human interfaces, and running.
Introducing River, a Postgres-based job queue designed for resilience and correctness through strong transactional guarantees. November 20, 2023
How and why we started annotating all our Go tests with
t.Parallel(), and why you might want to consider doing so too. August 26, 2023
The traditional soft deletion pattern using
deleted_at columns leaks into code, curbs the usefulness of foreign keys, and makes data removal difficult. Luckily, there’s an alternative. July 19, 2022
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On the use of words like “simple”, “elegant”, and “elegant” in the sense of software. October 14, 2023
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