Hello everyone and happy 2021! 😀
Last year, Apache AGE (Incubating) was released under the leadership of Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Established in 1999, Apache Software Foundation (ASF) oversees more than 350 leading open-source projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world’s most popular web server software.
Our team is looking for aspiring contributors around the world for Apache AGE (Incubating) project!
What is “Apache AGE”?
Apache AGE is a PostgreSQL extension that provides graph database functionality. Apache AGE is inspired by AgensGraph, a multi-model graph database fork of PostgreSQL 10. The goal of the project is to create single storage that can handle both the relational and graph data model so that users can use standard ANSI SQL along with openCypher.
Apache AGE Features
- Currently being developed for the PostgreSQL 11 release and will support PostgreSQL 12 and 13 in 2021 and all the future releases of PostgreSQL.
- Supports the openCypher graph query language and label hierarchy.
- Enables querying multiple graphs at the same time. This will allow a user to query two or more graphs at once with Cypher, decide how to merge them, and get the desired query outputs.
- To be enhanced with an aim to support all of the key features of AgensGraph (PostgreSQL fork extended with graph DB functionality).
Contribute to Apache AGE and become our committer!
There are multiple ways you can contribute to the project and help is always welcome!
A great way to contribute to Apache AGE is to help answer user questions on the mailing list or on StackOverflow. Taking a few minutes to help answer questions is a valuable community service.
Changes to Apache AGE source code are proposed, reviewed, and committed via Github pull requests. Anyone can view and comment on active changes. Reviewing others’ changes is a good way to learn how the change process works. Help by reviewing the changes and asking questions or pointing out issues as simple as typos.
Other contributions to documentation changes, bug reports, and JIRA maintenance are welcome. If you would like to know more about what you can do to help us, all details can be found on the contribution page.
Your activities will not go unnoticed. You may get a chance to be elected as our committer and your name can appear on the Apache website.
What’s good about being a committer?
Apache Software Foundation is widely recognized in the industry. Being an official committer of ASF will not only net you great recognition but also respect in the industry.
If you are a motivated developer, you will get an opportunity to connect with professionals in the field and work with them. The professional community will acknowledge your work and you will be able to see the results of your work in action.
What if you’re an aspiring junior programmer with no professional experience? Worry not because becoming a committer is an excellent brownie point for your CV. If you have experience in open-source projects, it will make your job search easier.
For more information
Before you join the Apache AGE project, visit A Graph Extension for PostgreSQL page for detailed information. If you would like to jump in straight ahead, visit apache / incubator-age Github and help us grow!
Thank you and stay safe!
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