Sunday, November 7, 2010
As you may know, PostgreSQL is a world-class open source database, arguably the best. While it has really great documentation, it does assume that you know what you are doing, that you are already familiar with databases, and that you just need a technical reference. However, not everyone is a database administrator.
PostgreSQL lacks books for beginners or "dummies" and it can be hard to find examples that explain the core features concepts slowly and clearly with examples. (The books that it does have are fairly advanced.) For those of you starting out, perhaps because you need to learn it for school or for a job or are just curious, then this is for you.
In this series of posts we will cover using PostgreSQL from the perspective not from an administrator but that of a novice user.