Thursday, June 20, 2013

A literate client comments on Postgres

Some clients are more fun than others. Today, after I told one client of a long standing feature of Postgres that he was unaware of, he channelled his inner bard and sent me this email:

How beauteous this software is!
O brave new database
That has such commands in't!

'Tis new to thee. 
 (To save you looking it up, he's adapting a well known passage in The Tempest).

Things like this make my day.


  1. Replies
    1. But NULLIF is standard feature for all databases, isn't it? :)

    2. Yes, he sent that email in response to one of mine where I told him it was neither new nor unique to Postgres. That's in fact what makes his adaptation of the quote so apposite.