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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (21 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449326331
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449326333
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.9 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 274,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Practical Guide to the Advanced Open Source Database

About the Author

Regina Obe is a co-principal of Paragon Corporation, a database consulting company based in Boston. She has over 15 years of professional experience in various programming languages and database systems, with special focus on spatial databases. She is a member of the PostGIS steering committee and the PostGIS core development team. Regina holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She co-authored PostGIS in Action.

Leo Hsu is a co-principal of Paragon Corporation, a database consulting company based in Boston. He has over 15 years of professional experience developing and thinking about databases for organizations large and small. Leo holds an MS degree in engineering of economic systems from Stanford University and BS degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He co-authored PostGIS in Action.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By richardtoohey on 30 Sept. 2012
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I'm a MySQL user wondering about other open source options (and wondering where Oracle is going to take MySQL) and this book was a good introduction to modern PostgreSQL and what's good/different about it.

I already have some PostgreSQL books but they are for older versions - I wanted a good introduction including some of the 9.x features, and this book didn't disappoint.

It is a short text - but it is about "Up and Running" - and that's exactly what you get. It's good for giving you ideas (and links to where you can find out more) - so it touches on lots of things and if you are interested, you'll know where to go to find out more.

There's no padding to boost up the page count.

If you are looking for an in-depth tome on every feature - this won't be the book for you. If you want an introduction to SQL, it's not here. BUT if you want something easy-to-read that gives you a good overall feel for PostgreSQL and what it is capable of - buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David A. Kelly on 17 Sept. 2012
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I have just started using PostgreSQL. Having tome experience with other databases, I just needed to get an overview of what Postgres was about and what it is capable of doing. The format of this book is perfect for that - no in depth tutorials, no explanation of what a database is, and no deep SQL theory. It is a great overview with references to where you get more information. It is excellent at describing what makes Postgres unique and better and points you in the right direction for getting the most out of the database.

Great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Lillywhite on 16 Oct. 2012
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Very good book for those starting to work with Postgre SQL or those moving from MYSQL to Postgre SQL however there are a lot of errors in the book, it is worth checking on the author's website to help solve any confusion
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It's got some good material, but is rather short, and the examples are rather hard to read because they don't have entities with intrinsically meaningful names (well, not to this reader!)
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