Five years ago I decided to start a blog on the topic I like the most, PostgreSQL. After evaluating the different platforms I decided to use blogger, as I needed something very basic. Over these years I discovered how blogger is limited, in particular when writing documents containing source code. For example, book’s chapters are pretty rubbish, despite the efforts I made to write them. In most of the cases I had to take screenshots of the code and paste it as image to avoid the formatting to be scrambled.
When I started writing pg_chameleon I had in mind a tool making simple to migrate from different dbms engines to PostgreSQL. The name was inspired by the Culture Club’s Karma chameleon song which suggested me the idea of a tool capable to move data between different database technologies. Then tool’s scope changed becoming a replica system rather a migration system but I’ve kept the name as I think the idea is still valid.