Timing can often be extremely fortuitous. Yesterday marked the official release of Postgres 9.6! Yaaaaayy… I’ve covered 9.6 previously, but that was a beta and clearly doesn’t count. Besides, while the beta was undoubtedly high quality, the frequency of patch turnover is enough to produce a significantly different final release. So let’s skim through the release notes a bit for stuff that really stands out or seems different from last time.