TechEx Huddle Recap

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TechEx Huddle Recap

TechEx Huddle Recap

Author: Alyssa Magallon

The recent TechEx Huddle at Nest Workspace was a gathering of our very own tech experts, Raf and Renzo, who came together to discuss and shed light on the latest advancements in the industry. Among the topics covered were stored procedures, Prisma, and Supabase, all of which have been making waves in the tech world.


Stored procedures, in particular, were highlighted for their advantages such as reduced network traffic, caching, and code reusability. These procedures can help optimize database performance and streamline processes. However, it’s important to note that there are also disadvantages to using stored procedures. One of the main drawbacks is database coupling, where changes to the stored procedures may require corresponding changes in the application code. This can potentially reduce the flexibility and maintainability of the system. Additionally, testing and debugging stored procedures can be challenging, as any errors in the logic may not be generated until runtime. Another limitation is that stored procedures can only be implemented using raw SQL queries, which may not be ideal for all developers.


Prisma, on the other hand, was discussed as a modern database toolkit that simplifies database workflows and allows for easy integration with various databases. Its advantages include type-safe database access, automatic schema migrations, and powerful query building capabilities. Prisma can help developers streamline their database interactions and improve overall productivity. However, some potential disadvantages of using Prisma include the learning curve associated with understanding its features and functionality, as well as potential performance issues depending on the size and complexity of the database.


Lastly, Supabase was also a topic of discussion at the TechEx Huddle. Supabase is an open-source Firebase alternative that provides a set of tools and services for building applications with serverless functions, real-time APIs, and authentication. Its advantages include ease of use, scalability, and a strong community support. However, some potential drawbacks of using Supabase include limited customization options compared to building a custom solution from scratch, as well as potential reliance on external services for certain functionalities.


Overall, the TechEx Huddle provided valuable insight into the pros and cons of stored procedures, Prisma, and Supabase, helping fellow Hatchit engineers stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the industry. It’s important for developers to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of these tools when making decisions about their tech stack, and to choose the solutions that best fit their project requirements and goals.

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