f you are in the Python world (or not), you probably are using dbcli/pgcli for accessing the Postgres database. pgcli is Postgres CLI with autocompletion and syntax highlighting. Similarly, there are CLIs for MySQL, SQLite, Redis, etc. If you are in the mood to explore other CLI tools, you can trey SQLLine. It’s one CLI for many RDBMS.
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I love SQL. There is nothing like playing with the data once you know it. I give it all the respect a programming language deserves. I store it in files as .sql files, add them git, use configuration to set schema name, etc. I use quite a few tools to deal with SQL (and databases). Here are my most used.
One of the primary jobs as a Data Archivist at DataMeet is to download and archive the data from the internet. Mostly from government websites. I usually use python scripts to download, scrape and clean the data. But sometimes, I just need to download many files and store them. I could still use python, but its an overkill. So here are some of the methods that I use.
Email is one of those protocols that still works. It reaches me where I am. It also has various clients and libraries that work reasonably well. And it can carry almost any kind of content (Of course, there are limitations attachment size and type, etc). I use it every day, including emailing to myself.
I wanted to write 100 posts in 2021, and I am nowhere close to that. I tried to look at the posts by year and see how I have performed over the years. Of course, I could have done that manually by looking at the year archive count or running a query on the database. But recently, I have started using Xidel, so why not use it? :)