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Re: Good books?

From: "Josh Trutwin" <josh(at)trutwins(dot)homeip(dot)net>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Good books?
Date: 2003-01-29 17:32:02
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> I'd nominate Bruce Momijan's book, (I think there's a new edition  out
> soon), I've got the wrox one, the pg developers handbook and
> php &postgresql. The last three are all ok (though the handbook
> and advanced php are too similar to justify having both) but suffer  the
> usual padding of what is a relational database, (see Pascal or  Date's
> books for a proper approach to this), what is SQL (see the  practical
> sql handbook). I keep coming back to the Momijan book,
> it's all pretty well explained and updates are available online.
> For a nice introduction to linux I'd recommend stevie shah's Linux
> administration beginners guide

There's also the Rute book:

It's all online, and seems to be a great starting point for learning Linux...


>> >> I haven't been able to get a feel of any good PostgreSQL books. Any
>> recommendations for someone with fifteen years of experience with
>> other databases (SQL Server, Oracle, etc.), but with no experience
>> outside of Windows?
>> >
>> >The Wrox book is pretty good:
>> >
>> >
>> sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/102-0444630-2449703?v=glance&s=books
>> >
>> >FYI, I split the URL above.
>> >
>> >It's more of a beginners approach, which seems to be what you're
>> after, and it does cover some aspects of using PostgreSQL on Windows
>> as well.  I haven't read the whole thing, but learned a lot in just a
>> few chapters. Many of the PostgreSQL books on have a lot
>> of poor ratings, I would go to and search on "postgresql"
>> and look over the ratings and comments, usually that will give a good
>> indication on whether or not the book is good for your needs.
>> >
>> >HTH,
>> >
>> >Josh
>> I'm not really after a beginner's database book. After learning 5
>> other databases, 4 of them SQL based, I'm hopeful that I can pick up a
>> new database relatively quickly.  :-)  OTOH, I'm a neophyte with
>> Linux. I got Red Hat installed on a spare box, but that's the extent
>> of it so far.
>> As for going to Amazon, I've looked at the comments and ratings, and I
>> got conflicting messages. And no wonder. I've had 3 different books
>> recommended to me in this list in less than an hour. A definitive book
>> or two doesn't seem to exist.
>> Steve
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Josh Trutwin

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