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Speaker Interview: Metin Doslu

Hacking PostgreSQL with Eclipse   Thursday 15:40   Baltic I

Twitter: @citusdata LinkedIn: metindoslu Company website:

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I have been working on Citus for last five years which intelligently distributes your data & queries across many PostgreSQL nodes.

Have you enjoyed previous conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

I attended PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2015 in Vienna, it was really fun so I wanted to come back.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

I will show how Eclipse and gdb are useful for navigating and debugging PostgreSQL source code. When I first started to work at Citus Data five years ago where our mission is to make it so developers never have to worry about scaling their database again, it was intimidating for me to deal with PostgreSQL source code. However, using Eclipse and gdb made my life easier. I want to show people how useful these tools and they can be very handy while they are writing patches or creating extensions.

What is the audience for your talk?

Developers who are willing to write patches or create extensions.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

Basic programming language knowledge.

Why do you like using Eclipse?

For me, it is mostly simplicity. You can easily use main functionality (syntax, search, debugging etc.) without too much effort. You can also develop in multiple languages within an almost same environment. I don't want to focus on the tool, I want to spend my time on what I'm developing.