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Craig Kerstiens

Contributing to Postgres

Written byBy Craig Kerstiens | January 15, 2019Jan 15, 2019

About once a month I get this question: “How do I contribute to Postgres?”. PostgreSQL is a great database with a solid code base and for many of us, contributing back to open source is a worthwhile cause. The thing about contributing back to Postgres is you generally don’t just jump right in and commit code on day one. So figuring out where to start can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re considering getting more involved with Postgres, here’s a few tips that you may find helpful.

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Craig Kerstiens

Contributing to Postgres via patch review

Written byBy Craig Kerstiens | March 31, 2018Mar 31, 2018

Citus is an open source extension to Postgres that transforms Postgres into a distributed database, scaling horizontally. The fact that Citus is built on top of Postgres is a huge benefit to our users: it means that when you choose Citus, you get all the great features that are available in Postgres. And Postgres itself is an awesome database. Awesome. As a team, we value the foundation we’re built on and regularly aim to contribute back to it. We have a number of developers that have contributed to Postgres over the years from features like watch, event triggers, and the PostgreSQL extension framework.

Recently a few more of our engineers expressed an interest in giving back to the PostgreSQL community. In fact it’s a common question, how can we better help the PostgreSQL project? And a common answer is reviewing patches. To help kick start that process we organized a session and carved out a few days just for patch review during the most recent commitfest.

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