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From: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
To: info(at)petermount(dot)au(dot)com
Cc: PostgreSQL Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Book
Date: 2005-02-11 12:56:39
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On Feb 11, 2005, at 5:00 AM, Peter Mount wrote:

> I currently own a copy of "PostgreSQL Developer's Handbook" by 
> Geshwinde and Schonig, 2002. Would this still be good enough to start 
> making databases in the current version of PostgreSQL? I noticed it 
> talks about Redhat 7.1. I have Windows XP Pro, Windows 98SE and a copy 
> of Fedora Core 3 (as well as Knoppix 3.4 and a copy of Xandros Desktop 
> OS Version 2 Value Pack that I won as a door prize at my local Linux 
> Users Group).

I have not seen the book, but I would guess that any PostgreSQL book 
from a few years ago would still provide a decent overview. But you'll 
want to work with something more recent as you get into advanced 
features. The PostgreSQL documentation is very good, so I would 
recommend to skim the book for an overview and then use the PostgreSQL 
documentation as your primary reference.

John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL

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