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Very poor introduction to PostgreSQL,
This review is from: Practical PostgreSQL (Paperback)
This book provides a very brief introduction to SQL, a rehash of the installation instructions that come with PostgreSQL itself, and an infuriating "advert" for the authors own commercial addon. Anyone interested in learning how to use PostgreSQL would be much better served by purchasing "PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts" by Bruce Momjian, or using the excellent documentation that comes with PostgreSQL.
Books published by O'Reilly used to have a reputation for expanding on freely available documentation in an insightful and well edited manner. However, O'Reilly's recent titles have been little better than the insipid "... For Dummies" series.