Postgres vs. MSSQL

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Wed Nov 8 12:02:25 MST 2006

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 10:36:22 -0700, "Daniel C." <dcrookston at>
> On 11/8/06, Jonathan Ellis <jonathan at> wrote:
> > That could mean anything from "Our DBA has looked into things and knows
> > X and Y would be hellish to port" to "he's just scared of something
> > new."
> He's been trained extensively and formally on MS SQL, and informally
> on Oracle.  Scared of new stuff does not describe him.

So what are his objections?  That's sort of material here. :)

> As for the cost of switching languages - I learned PHP in about a
> week.  I can't imagine it would take significantly longer to learn
> Python, and the productivity gains from Django would be pretty
> significant.  Are there good PHP frameworks that we could use instead?

I was by no means suggesting sticking with PHP, just that giving in to
the urge to rewrite with the latest and greatest isn't always the best
use of development time. :)

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