Hey folks! I'm still hacking away at my thesis, but wanted to share one chapter draft ahead of time: "Noria in simpler terms". It is my attempt at explaining my thesis work to those who do not have extensive database or systems experience, like my mom ❤️ https://jon.thesquareplanet.com/noria-in-simpler-terms.pdf
As the goal of this chapter is to make the broad strokes of the work approachable to a general audience, I figured I'd get as many eyes on it as possible. If something in there doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll see what I can do to improve it! No promises though 😅
@jonhoo That was pretty cool--I like the metaphor and it actually makes sense! Is Noria what you are developing or are you making improvements to it or what?
@jonhoo Interesting! I don't do database R&D myself but a lot of my research ends up being database-adjacent both in topic and in who I am collaborating with. So I know some of the issues but not in any depth. I like the idea of upquerying, though I can imagine it's challenging to implement. Congrats on pushing your project through to a conclusion!😄
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