[development] Some introductory PostgreSQL pointers (was Re: Do not let postgresql hold back great patches)

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sun Nov 18 23:48:23 UTC 2007

"John Fiala" <jcfiala at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's a question - I'm interested in picking up a book on postrgeSQL
> - something that will both teach me how to set it up properly and how
> to configure it, as well as telling me how it's particular dialect of
> SQL works.  I thought I'd start with O'Reilly, but they don't have any
> books for it listed in their latest catalog.  I looked around, and
> there's only a few books I can find that are recent.
> So, how new of a book do I need for postgreSQL?  And which one would be best?

Personally, I'd make sure whatever you get is written at least
for 8.X.  The differences (especially in tuning and management)
between 7.X and 8.X are pretty significant.

Beyond that, I can't offer a lot of help.  Personally, I've been
able to use the online docs
(http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/index.html) for all
my reference purposes.  There is a page referencing books in
print on the web site: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/books/

Hope this helps.

Bill Moran

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