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Very very good
on 24 September 2005
It's a big book. In my experience that either means daunting, or brilliant. This is the latter. Very well written, everything's well explained, and it's easy to skip bits. I've been looking for a kick towards professional database design, (I'd call myself intermediate) from hacked db's in access and mysql - and this is it.
This would help a beginner, (except for the short section on installing it) get used to the basics of sql and databases in general, as well as providing a guide for practical, efficient / effective design. For the expert, this book seemingly covers every individual publicised feature of pgsql, and gives information on extending /customising postgresql from the source for ultimate performance etc.
Unlike my review, the book is extremely well written! Highly recommended. Especially for such a potentially complex topic.