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ISBN-13: 978-0071485623 ISBN-10: 0071485627 Edition: 1st

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Richard Blum has worked for more than 18 years in the IT field as a network and systems administrator. During this time he has worked with database servers in UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers.

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Product Details

  • Series: Database Professional's Library
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (March 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071485627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071485623
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,723,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MattK on April 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
I was interested in learning a bit about PostgreSQL, and coming from a SQL Server background on Windows systems, this seemed like a good place to start (I will pick up some more Linux knowledge another day). The book provides a good overview of components and processes, and for someone with experience in other database platforms, the material makes a good bridge.

It will probably not provide much new information to a PostgreSQL "expert", but that is not likely the intended audience. Basic admin topics are covered , as well as some development examples in MS Access, .NET, C++, and Java.

A highlight for me was the discovery of some SQL methods in PostgreSQL that were only supported in the latest release of MS SQL Server, and a few that still are not.
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The book is a useful introduction to PostgreSQL on Windows. It covers the basics of PostgreSQL on the Windows platform. For C# programming it covers Npgsql. For Visual C++ it covers using libpq programming. What the book misses is using VC++ for building server side functions. For those who know about PostgreSQL much of its power and extensibility comes from using Server-side C functions. These can be built with VC++ and Visual Studio. For this book I view it as a big miss, but I still bought the book anyway.
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By M L Rogers on September 19, 2012
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This does not have as much material as Douglas and Douglas' PostgreSQL, but it is geared specifically for Windows and has all the essentials.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Malins on April 14, 2010
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This book is largely an illustrated cut-down version of the manual for all important sections. I recommend saving yourself the money, biting the bullet and reading the (free!) PostgreSQL manual instead. I'd be very surprised if you need this book after doing so. Overall, a waste of money.
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