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    PostgreSQL for newbies


    I've hear a lot of good things about PostgreSQL. I am coming from MySQL, but want to try out PostGreSQL. I am not sure where to start off though. Can someone please point me and all newbies to a good starting off point.

    Manuals, tutorials, etc... Especially some "how to setup" kind of material.

    Thanks in Advance!
    Edgar Castanedo
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    http://www.postgresql.org
    http://www.pgsql.com
    http://www.devshed.com/Server_Side/P...SQL/page1.html

    You might look into buying one or more of the books listed on PostgreSQL's website, too.
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    In addition, spend some time at:

    http://techdocs.postgresql.org/ (especially the "Online Books" section on the left -- The first book, "PostgreSQL Introduction and Concepts", was written by one of the core developers)

    http://candle.pha.pa.us/main/writings/pgsql/ (for updates, etc... on the above)

    http://techdocs.postgresql.org/college/ (CBT tutorials in Flash)

    http://archives.postgresql.org/ (fast searching through several years of list archives)

    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=4343 (one of the few non-fluff tutorials on PHP and PostgreSQL)

    And finally, my favorite book on PostgreSQL: "PostgreSQL Developer's Handbook", by Geschwinde and Schoenig.
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    Awesome links. This is exactly what I was looking for. If you have any more great links, please post 'em for all to see. Thanks again!
    Edgar Castanedo
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    Thumbs up


    Also Geschwinde and Schoenig are coming out with a PHP/Postgres book due out mid June.

    This is #1 on my list!

    Go to Amazon.com and do a search with keywords on "PHP" and "postgresql"
    Last edited by Ted Striker; May 9th, 2002 at 04:18 AM.

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