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Re: sqlzoo.net Problems with the PostgreSQL Interactive Tutorial

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Richard Broersma <richard(dot)broersma(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: sqlzoo.net Problems with the PostgreSQL Interactive Tutorial
Date: 2008-08-16 00:33:12
Message-ID: 200808160033.m7G0XCg07182@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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I have added http://sqlzoo.net to the main FAQ under learning SQL.

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Richard Broersma wrote:
> I am not sure if anyone is already familiar with this this site.
> Andrew Cumming of the School of Computing of Napier University has
> developed a very useful turtorial that is an excellent tool for anyone
> trying to learn SQL.  The on-line tutorial allows the user to chose
> one of the following back-end RDMBS engines ( PostgreSQL | MySQL | MS
> SQL Server | DB2 | Oracle ) to test the user entered SQL.
> 
> However, it seems that there are problems with the PostgreSQL and MS
> SQL Servers back-ends.  The back-end returns various server generated
> errors.
> 
> I am wondering if the PostgreSQL community would like to offer Andrew
> some/any-kind of support for his site to correct any
> application/PostgreSQL server errors and at the same time advertise
> his site as a reference that newbies coming to PostgreSQL could use
> when trying to learning SQL in PostgreSQL.
> 
> It would be unfortunate if newbies would discount PostgreSQL for one
> of the other RDBMS due to their in-ability to learn SQL using the
> PostgreSQL backend.
> 
> Here is Andrew's personal info website:
> http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
> -- 
> Regards,
> Richard Broersma Jr.
> 
> Visit the Los Angeles PostgreSQL Users Group (LAPUG)
> http://pugs.postgresql.org/lapug
> 
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