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PostgreSQL Server Programming by Jim Mlodgenski, Kirk Roybal, Hannu Krosing

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Programming best practices

Developing application software is complicated. Some of the approaches to help manage that complexity are so popular that they've been given simple acronyms to remember them. Next, we'll introduce some of these principles and show how server programming helps make them easier to follow.

KISS – keep it simple stupid

One of the main techniques to successful programming is writing simple code. That is, writing code that you can easily understand three years from now, and that others can understand as well. It is not always achievable, but it almost always makes sense to write your code in the simplest way possible. You may rewrite parts of it later for various reasons such as speed, code compactness, to show off how clever ...

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