Practical PostgreSQL, Book Book


PostgreSQL, first developed in 1977 as the Ingres database by the University of California at Berkeley, is an open source, object-relational database management system.

It is arguably the most capable of all the open source databases.

This text provides a guide to installation, configuration and usage.

It shows how to compile PostgreSQL from source, create a database and configure PostgreSQL to accept client-server connections.

The book also delves into the application's many advanced features, such as support for transactions, versioning, replication, and various referential integrity features.

PostgreSQL's PL/pgSQL programming language, a very useful but under-documented feature, is introduced explaining how it can be used to develop stored procedures and triggers.

The book inclues a command reference.


  • Format: Book
  • Pages: 700 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Database programming
  • ISBN: 9781565928466

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