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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Jun 2014 at 2:39pm / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN: The story so far (Part 1–10)

Previous installment: Mystery Tree First installment: DON’T PANIC Before continuing with this series, please take a minute to read any installments that you may have missed. Part 1—DON’T PANIC : Even experienced application developers...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /22 Jun 2014 at 3:08pm / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 10: Mystery Tree

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. —Hamlet (Act 1, Scene V) by William Shakespeare Previous installment: A Forest Hymn Next installment: The story so far First installment: DON’T...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /22 Jun 2014 at 12:54am / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 9: A Forest Hymn

The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave , And spread the roof above them—ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /16 Jun 2014 at 5:02pm / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 8: Tree Menagerie

If all the seas were one sea, What a great sea that would be! And if all the trees were one tree, What a great tree that would be! And if all the axes were one axe, What a great axe that would be! And if all the men were one man, What a great man he would...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /15 Jun 2014 at 6:08pm / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 7: Don’t pre-order your EXPLAIN PLAN

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. —Ogden Nash’s humorous take on Joyce Kilmer’s famous poem Previous installment: Trees Rule Next...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /14 Jun 2014 at 6:11am / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 6: Trees Rule

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing ***; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /5 Jun 2014 at 8:31pm / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 5: SQL Sucks!

“The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. … A foolish...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Jun 2014 at 1:32am / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 4: Secret Sauce

“We have a secret, just we three, The robin and I and the sweet cherry-tree; The bird told the tree, and the tree told me, And nobody knows it but just we three. But of course the robin knows it best, Because she built the—I sha’n’t...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Jun 2014 at 1:16am / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 3: The Impossible Dream (and Why We Need EXPLAIN PLAN)

“To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear the unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go” — The Impossible Dream from the Broadway play Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote) Next installment: Secret...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /19 May 2014 at 6:27pm / Deiby Gómez Blog

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 2: A Long Time Ago

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans...
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