Common table expressions, also known as the WITH clause, are a very useful feature. They help break down big queries into smaller pieces which makes it easier to read and understand. But, when used incorrectly they can cause a significant performance hit.
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ORMs offer great utility for developers but abstracting access to the database has its costs. Developers who are willing to poke around the database and change some defaults often find that great improvements can be made.
I started my programming career as an Oracle DBA. It took a few years but eventually I got fed up with the corporate world and I went about doing my own thing. After I gotten over not having proper partitions and MERGE statement, I found some nice unique features in PostgreSQL. Oddly enough, a lot of them contained the word DISTINCT.
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