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EdgeDB - Building a database in Python

Episode #355, published Sun, Mar 6, 2022, recorded Wed, Feb 16, 2022.

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What database are you using in your apps these days? If you like most Python people, it's probably PostgreSQL. If you roll with NoSQL like me, you're probably using MongoDB. Maybe you're even using a graph database focused more on relationships.

But there's a new Python database in town, and as you learn in during this episode, many critical Python libraries have come into existence because of it. This database is called EdgeDB. EdgeDB is built upon Postgres, implemented mostly in python, and is something of a marriage of a traditional relational database and an ORM.

Python's async and await keywords, uvloop - the high performance asyncio event loop, and asyncpg all have ties back to the creation of EdgeDB.

Yury Selivanov, the co-founder & CEO of EdgeDB, PSF fellow, and Python core developer is here to tell use about EdgeDB along with the history of many of these impactful language features and packages.



Links from the show

Yury Selivanov: @1st1

MagicPython: github.com/MagicStack/MagicPython
uvloop: github.com/MagicStack/uvloop
asyncpg: github.com/MagicStack/asyncpg
TaskGroups and ExceptionGroups: twitter.com
EdgeDB: edgedb.com
Schema modeling: edgedb.com/showcase/data-modeling
Easy EdgeDB book: edgedb.com/easy-edgedb
Roadmap: edgedb.com/roadmap
pgMustard: pgmustard.com
PyBay: Building a Database with Python Talk: youtube.com

Michael's course on async and await + Cython + uvloop: talkpython.fm/async
Michael's PyBay talk: Flask + HTMX: youtube.com
Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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Yury Selivanov
Yury Selivanov
Co-founder & CEO of EdgeDB @edgedatabase • Python core developer • PSF fellow • async/await • asyncio • uvloop • asyncpg
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