Sadly, PostgreSQL.jl (https://github.com/JuliaDB/PostgreSQL.jl) has been lacking a maintainer for a year, and in Julia v0.6 is now dead as a dodo.
I tried updating it in various occasions but in all honesty, low-level C integration code is not my strength.
From a web developer’s perspective, PostgreSQL is arguably the most important RDBMS. For many years it was the only relational database offered by Heroku, for example.
Without a powerful, up to date PostgreSQL implementation, Julia can not be taken seriously for web development. It’s as simple as that.
Can we please do anything about it? We need a fast and modern implementation that goes beyond the hustle and the basic features of ODBC, that not only works, but also includes things like pub/sub, JSON types, etc.
1/ Is anybody looking for an OpenSource project to make a meaningful contribution? This would be a great fit - I’m happy to help with testing, documentation, etc.
2/ Can JuliaDB take this project and push it up the priority queue for an internship or a SoC project?
3/ Finally, if everything else fails, is anybody willing to do it for money? If so, message me, maybe we can gather some support in the Julia community and crowdfund the project and/or get some sponsors involved.
Any feedback on how to get this moving would be highly appreciated.