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Exactly what it says on the cover
on 30 September 2012
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!