I'm @brandur, an occasional writer, and engineer at Stripe and previously Heroku.
I most often talk about web APIs, Postgres, Rust, software safety and resilience, efficient human interfaces, and running.
text type in Postgres, why it’s awesome, and why you might want to use
varchar anyway. Also, a story about trying to get string parameters bounded at Stripe. September 10, 2021
Touring the ORM and Postgres landscape in Go, and why sqlc is today’s top pick. September 8, 2021
A privacy and GDPR-friendly approach to producing basic and complex site analytics, and one which is more accurate in an age when adblockers reign supreme. February 16, 2021
Older articles available here.
Reflections on platforms gone bad, and how they all might in the end. September 11, 2021
Older fragments available here.