Getting started with PostgreSQL can be both exciting and challenging. It's more than just another database—it's a system packed with features that can change how you handle data. Every Friday, Michael Christofides (pgMustard) and I discuss these features on our podcast, Postgres.FM (there is also a video version on YouTube). We've been at it for 55 weeks straight since July 2022, and we're not stopping anytime soon. Our latest episode was all about helping newcomers to PostgreSQL. After seeing the huge response to my tweet, which got over 200k views, 1200+ likes, and 200+ retweets, I wanted to dig deeper and share more about these essential tips.
Here are those 10 tips (+bonus) Michael and I have discussed.