Over the past several years as I have advanced in my journey as a Software Engineer, the one consistent thing for me has always been
active learning. This means learning something by building something.
In the process of building websites and web applications for real users, it’s important to incorporate certain key techniques that broadly speaking improve the user experience, security, and overall quality of your code.
Below you will find some example applications built upon these coding philosophies.
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# Installing Postgres via Brew
[Brew Package Manager](http://brew.sh)
In your command-line run the following commands:
1. `brew doctor`
1. `brew update`
1. In your command-line run the command: `brew install postgresql@14`
2. Run the command: `ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/postgresql/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents`
3. Create two new aliases to start and stop your postgres server. They could look something like this:
alias pg_start="launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents"
alias pg_stop="launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents"
4. Run the alias you just created: `pg_start`. Use this comment to start your database service.
- alternatively, `pg_stop` stops your database service.
5. Run the command: ``createdb `whoami` ``
6. Connect to your postgres with the command: `psql`
7. `brew reinstall readline` - **ONLY IF NEEDED**
8. `createuser -s postgres` - fixes `role "postgres" does not exist`
9. Test with `psql` command
psql (14.5 (Homebrew))
Type "help" for help.
### What is this `ln` command I ran in my Terminal?
_from the `man ln` command_
> The ln utility creates a new directory entry (linked file) which has the same modes as the original file. It is useful for maintaining multiple copies of a
file in many places at once without using up storage for the ``copies''; instead, a link ``points'' to the original copy. There are two types of links; hard
links and symbolic links. How a link ``points'' to a file is one of the differences between a hard and symbolic link.
### What is `launchctl`?
_from the `man launchctl` command_
>launchctl interfaces with launchd to manage and inspect daemons, angents and XPC services.
### Create database
> `createdb mydjangoproject_development`
### List databases
psql -U postgres -l
### Show tables in database
psql -U postgres -d <database_name>
> `psql -U postgres -d mydjangoproject_development`
### Drop database
> `dropdb mydjangoproject_development`
### Restart database
dropdb <database_name> && createdb <database_name>
> `dropdb mydjangoproject_development && createdb mydjangoproject_development`
Last modified February 15th, 2019.