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Re: Seeking impressions on "The Postgresql Reference Manual" - Volumes 1, 2 & 3

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Greg Cocks <gcocks(at)stoller(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL List - Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Seeking impressions on "The Postgresql Reference Manual" - Volumes 1, 2 & 3
Date: 2008-12-03 23:24:10
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Greg Cocks wrote:
> Hello,
> I created and some clients are using a PostgreSQL database with a web
> page connect. This is for holding environmental analytical data,
> locations of features, etc. I have added PostGIS but am as yet only
> using it minimally. I want to be able to write spatial queries on my
> data and later have the client do it via a web interface. The database
> is pretty complicated, based on an EQUiS ERD, BUT is currently a
> 'holding place' as I do most of my queries in the more familiar to me MS
> Access front end with ODBC connect
> However, I would like to learn more about using this data and queries,
> SQL, etc, etc DIRECTLY in PostgreSQL - views, learns more about
> constraints, etc, etc - and make the web page more useful, etc - and in
> my professional situation I need to be self taught about this (and PHP,
> HTML, Java, OpenLayers, MapServer, etc, etc...   :-)    )
> May be this is not the place - but I was seeking impressions on "The
> PostgreSQL Reference Manual", 2007 published - Volumes 1, 2 & 3? Worth
> dropping $100 of my own money on? Is there a better book or series of
> books? Something free online? 'Hands on' is best suited to how I learn,
> as I have real data...

I would just get the current PDF documentation and email it to a company
like Staples and they will make books for you.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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