|Title||:||PostgreSQL: Up and Running 1st edition by Regina Obe, Leo Hsu (2012) Taschenbuch|
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|Publisher||:||O Reilly Media 1709|
|Number of Pages||:||493 Pages|
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PostgreSQL: Up and Running 1st edition by Regina Obe, Leo Hsu (2012) Taschenbuch Reviews
Dieses Buch ist ein typisches O'Reilly Buch, genau richtig geschrieben. Der Text ist kurz und prägnant, die Anleitungen im Buch haben mir sehr weitergeholfen.
This is not an introduction to PostgreSQL. It's certainly not a "tutorial", as another reviewer claims. A better title would be "PostgreSQL Tips and Tricks". This book won't make much sense until you've already familiarized yourself with PostgreSQL's online documentation. As for how useful those tips and tricks are, I can't say. I came to this book with a solid academic understanding of databases (at the level of Ullman's ) and some light experience with Oracle and PostgreSQL itself. With that as my background, this book didn't offer me much. However, I do intend to learn a lot about PostgreSQL (at this, point, I guess, from its own online documentation), at which point I will return to this book and have more to say. But for now, my warning stands: if you're looking for an introduction or a tutorial, look somewhere else.As a secondary point, the English in this book is bad enough to be annoying. O'Reilly should be concerned enough about its reputation to hire an editor who understands noun-verb agreement (e.g. "the dog bites the man", not 'the dog bite the man").
This is a good light-weight intro to PostgreSQL. If you don't know where to start, this is a good place. It should be noted that PostgreSQL's official documentation is excellent and the first chapter is a step-by-step setup. The biggest shortcoming of this book it the fact that it inexplicably lacks an index.
I'm a big fan of O'Reilly books in general and have come to expect a high level of quality from them. In light of their good record with me, this book was an extreme disappointment. I understood when I got this book that it was meant to be the quicker guide to learning and administrating PostgreSQL and had expected that it would at least be able to act as a good reference book. I came into the book knowing MySQL and was generally okay with SQL and how relational databases work.However, this book took the what you must know before hand to an extreme level and doesn't even act as a very good reference. First, you must know ANSI SQL in and out before using this book. The book fails to teach the nuances of PostgreSQL because it can always fall back on "well, you should know ANSI SQL before reading this book and PostgreSQL is completely ANSI SQL compliant, therefore we don't need to explain this." It will often throw code at you without much prose.Its larger failing is the failure to act as a good reference. Almost every paragraph of the book is cut short with "well, you can read the PostgreSQL manual here" followed by a url to the relevant manual page. It's not a reference or an explanation in itself, but rather a reference of where to go to find what you really want. Instead of buying this book for either learning or reference, you would be better off taking your $18 and just getting a nice printed copy of the PostgreSQL manual, since all this book does effectively is point you to it.
This book targets people with a good understanding of database technology. It doesn't spend time on explaining the basics, just summarizes the PostgreSQL technology and provide more than a few good references to the source documentation.
Covers some stuff. I had expected a little more on writing PSQL functions.