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A wanna be

From: Jaime Casanova <systemguards(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: A wanna be
Date: 2004-07-01 20:10:10
Message-ID: 20040701201010.4477.qmail@web50002.mail.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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Hi all,
 
I'm a young developer with some knowledge in various programming languages including C. Nowadays, i'm not capable to contribute to any part of the postgresql project but i want seriously learn what i need in order to contribute. 
Can you guys tell me where can i start? 
Where can i find usefull information about Databases programming techniques?
 
Thanx in advance,
 
Jaime Casanova

Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
"Dave Page" writes:
> As many of you will know, I recently placed a news item on
> www.postgresql.org to try to get some new developers working on
> psqlODBC. I was pleseantly surprised to find that after just a few days
> I had received eight responses from people interested in joining the
> project. This message has been BCC'd to them.

This is really, really good news. With you and Hiroshi both pretty much
withdrawn from development, I was afraid psqlODBC would die on the vine.
(I have no time to contribute to it either :-()

One comment on your todo list:

> 3) An audit of the code for possible buffer overrun problems should be
> undertaken.

I think this is really critical and should be done ASAP. We already
have at least one known issue of this kind. The bad news of course
is that it is boring, tedious work ... but on the other hand it's a
great way to learn one's way around the code. I hope that several of
the new developers will perform such reviews.

regards, tom lane

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