Reuven Lerner is a freelance Web developer, consultant, and trainer, specializing in open-source technologies.  He created one of the first 100 Web sites in the world, writes Linux Journal’s monthly Web developer column, is a panelist on the weekly Freelancers Show podcast, and recently published his new ebook, "Practice Makes Python."   

Reuven has a PhD in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, where he created and researched online collaborative communities.

Presentations by Reuven M. Lerner:

  • Rails Israel 2013 Conference, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 15:10

    Historically, many Ruby on Rails applications used MySQL.  But over the last few years, thanks partly to Heroku and partly to the politics of MySQL/Sun/Oracle, more and more people have been using PostgreSQL in their projects.

    This talk is an introduction to PostgreSQL from the perspective of a Rails user.  What is different?  What new capabilities can I enjoy?  How do I use PostgreSQL's advanced transactions, server-side functions, custom data-integrity checks, and other features to make my Rails app more expressive and efficient than would be possible with MySQL?


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