This is a baseline example that should be useful to start projects involving a relational database schema. For this particular case, a PostgreSQL database is assumed. Other database engines can be supported by making the relevant changes in the enclosed
This skeleton is language agnostic as it only concerns with deploying a static database schema. In particular, this skeleton has been used without changes to support projects written in Perl and Go.
To start your project, simply clone this and start adding your database / programming code.
You might want to install the
pgtap PostgreSQL extension and the
pg_prove tool to get a working installation that is able to test itself.
See this article for a detailed discussion on how to channel your database changes through deltas.
The first versions of this skeleton were based in GNU Make. While this can still be used, I am gravitating towards a script based deployment for various reasons explained in the post.
This schema sckeleton has been augmented so as to create two namespaces
SCHEMA in PostgreSQL parlance). This is meant to assist with the use of the