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Re: postgresql book - practical or something newer?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Hart <tomhart(at)coopfed(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, vincent <vinny(at)xs4all(dot)nl>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgresql book - practical or something newer?
Date: 2008-01-30 18:31:20
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On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:20:58 -0500
Tom Hart <tomhart(at)coopfed(dot)org> wrote:

> > 			regards, tom lane
> >   
> I agree that it would be useful as an introduction, but I have 4
> years of mySQL experience (I know, I'm sorry) and I've been working
> with postgres for the past 3-4 months during which time I've built a
> data mine by hand, and set up a few different web apps running
> against it (drupal, openreports, etc.) so I think I'm past the
> introduction phase. What I was looking for was an intermediate level
> (call me presumptuous) book with more performance tips and advanced
> techniques/functions. Even though this book may have some sort of
> this information in it, it's going to be based on 7.x and the entire
> thing is available online (as well as the docs, which personally I
> like).

The above sounds like you want a cookbook not a manual. In proper
open source fashion perhaps you could start documenting the things you
learn and post them to Techdocs :)

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake



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