Database indexing and query crafting is more of an art than a science. There are a lot of rules of thumb we often follow that work the majority of the time, but not always. Need all the users created this year? No problem! Slap an index over creat... Read more
There are a lot of database index and query best practices that sometimes aren't best practices at all. Need all users created this year? No problem! Slap an index over created_at! What about this year's active OR pending users, sorted by username... Read more
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Bryana Knight is a Platform Engineer at GitHub. Previously, she was at WellMatch and LivingSocial. She mostly writes Ruby and SQL, has experience with the Rails and Ember frameworks, and is an avid vim and tmux user.
She’s interested in performance, scalability, extendability, resilience, databases, and diversity and inclusion in tech. Her hobbies are body pump, yoga, soccer, reading fiction and watching football. She lives in Boston, MA.