PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition


Author: Usama Dar,Hannu Krosing,Jim Mlodgenski,Kirk Roybal
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783980591
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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This book is for moderate to advanced PostgreSQL database professionals who wish to extend PostgreSQL, utilizing the most updated features of PostgreSQL 9.4. For a better understanding of this book, familiarity with writing SQL, a basic idea of query tuning, and some coding experience in your preferred language is expected.

PostgreSQL Development Essentials


Author: Manpreet Kaur,Baji Shaik
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783989017
Category: Computers
Page: 210
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Develop programmatic functions to create powerful database applications About This Book Write complex SQL queries and design a robust database design that fits your application's need Improve database performance by indexing, partitioning tables, and query optimizing A comprehensive guide covering the advanced PostgreSQL concepts without any hassle Who This Book Is For If you are a PostgreSQL developer with a basic knowledge of PostgreSQL development and you're want deeper knowledge to develop applications, then this book is for you. As this book does not cover basic installation and configurations, you should have PostgreSQL installed on your machine as a prerequisite. What You Will Learn Write more complex queries with advanced SQL queries Design a database that works with the application exactly the way you want Make the database work in extreme conditions by tuning, optimizing, partitioning, and indexing Develop applications in other programming languages such as Java and PHP Use extensions to get extra benefits in terms of functionality and performance Build an application that does not get locked by data manipulation Explore in-built db functions and data type conversions In Detail PostgreSQL is the most advanced open source database in the world. It is easy to install, configure, and maintain by following the documentation; however, it's difficult to develop applications using programming languages and design databases accordingly. This book is what you need to get the most out of PostgreSQL You will begin with advanced SQL topics such as views, materialized views, and cursors, and learn about performing data type conversions. You will then perform trigger operations and use trigger functions in PostgreSQL. Next we walk through data modeling, normalization concepts, and the effect of transactions and locking on the database. The next half of the book covers the types of indexes, constrains, and the concepts of table partitioning, as well as the different mechanisms and approaches available to write efficient queries or code. Later, we explore PostgreSQL Extensions and Large Object Support in PostgreSQL. Finally, you will perform database operations in PostgreSQL using PHP and Java. By the end of this book, you will have mastered all the aspects of PostgreSQL development. You will be able to build efficient enterprise-grade applications with PostgreSQL by making use of these concepts Style and approach Every chapter follows a step by step approach that first explains the concept , then shows you how to execute it practically so that you can implement them in your application.

PostgreSQL Developer's Guide


Author: Ibrar Ahmed,Asif Fayyaz,Amjad Shahzad
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783989033
Category: Computers
Page: 270
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If you are a database developer who wants to learn how to design and implement databases for application development using PostgreSQL, this is the book for you. Existing knowledge of basic database concepts and some programming experience is required

PostgreSQL Essential Reference


Author: Barry Stinson
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780735711211
Category: Computers
Page: 371
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A hands-on solution provider to PostgreSQL. Expert advice by a highly respected author within the PostgreSQL user community, this book provides detailed, useable information in the popular Essential Reference format. Includes tables within each chapter that organize the material both alphabetically and by task so that readers will have two options for finding the information.

Learning PostgreSQL


Author: Salahaldin Juba,Achim Vannahme,Andrey Volkov
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178398919X
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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Create, develop and manage relational databases in real world applications using PostgreSQL About This Book Learn about the PostgreSQL development life cycle including its testing and refactoring Build productive database solutions and use them in Java applications A comprehensive guide to learn about SQL, PostgreSQL procedural language and PL/pgSQL Who This Book Is For If you are a student, database developer or an administrator, interested in developing and maintaining a PostgreSQL database, then this book is for you. No knowledge of database programming or administration is necessary. What You Will Learn Learn concepts of data modelling and relation algebra Install and set up PostgreSQL database server and client software Implement data structures in PostgreSQL Manipulate data in the database using SQL Implement data processing logic in the database with stored functions, triggers and views Test database solutions and assess the performance Integrate database with Java applications Detailed knowledge of the main PostgreSQL building objects, most used extensions Practice database development life cycle including analysis, modelling, (documentation), testing, bug fixes and refactoring In Detail PostgreSQL is one of the most powerful and easy to use database management systems. It has strong support from the community and is being actively developed with a new release every year. PostgreSQL supports the most advanced features included in SQL standards. Also it provides NoSQL capabilities, and very rich data types and extensions. All that makes PostgreSQL a very attractive solution in various kinds of software systems. The book starts with the introduction of relational databases with PostegreSQL. It then moves on to covering data definition language (DDL) with emphasis on PostgreSQL and common DDL commands supported by ANSI SQL. You will then learn the data manipulation language (DML), and advanced topics like locking and multi version concurrency control (MVCC). This will give you a very robust background to tune and troubleshoot your application. The book then covers the implementation of data models in the database such as creating tables, setting up integrity constraints, building indexes, defining views and other schema objects. Next, it will give you an overview about the NoSQL capabilities of PostgreSQL along with Hstore, XML, Json and arrays. Finally by the end of the book, you'll learn to use the JDBC driver and manipulate data objects in the Hibernate framework. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide to learn programming build applications with PostgreSQL, and manage a PostgreSQL database instance.

PostgreSQL

A Comprehensive Guide to Building, Programming, and Administering PostgreSQL Databases
Author: Korry Douglas,Susan Douglas
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780735712577
Category: Computers
Page: 790
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PostgreSQL is the world's most advanced open-source database. PostgreSQL is the most comprehensive, in-depth, and easy-to-read guide to this award-winning database. This book starts with a thorough overview of SQL, a description of all PostgreSQL data types, and a complete explanation of PostgreSQL commands. If you are a developer or an administrator, you'll love the chapter that explores PostgreSQL performance. The authors explain how PostgreSQL stores data on disk (and in memory) and how to measure and influence the effectiveness of PostgreSQL's caching mechanisms. You'll also learn how PostgreSQL generates and evaluates execution plans. The authors explain all of the query operators that can appear in the results of an EXPLAIN command, describing the performance implications of each operator as well as the conditions which will cause PostgreSQL to use that operator. PostgreSQL is also a complete guide for the developer. Whether you're developing with C, C++, ODBC, Embedded SQL, Java, Tcl/Tk, Perl, Python or PHP, you'll find a comprehensive description of the PostgreSQL API for your language of choice. Easy to follow exercises will walk you through the development of working applications that fully demonstrate the features offered by each API. You will also find a chapter that describes the PL/pgSQL server-side procedural language, learning how to build triggers, functions, and stored-procedures. The authors have even included a chapter that walks you through the process of extending the PostgreSQL server with custom-written C functions and new data types. The accompanying web site, www.conjectrix.com, contains downloadable versions of all of the sample code and a wealth of PostgreSQL-related resources. The last section of PostgreSQL was written for the PostgreSQL administrator. You will learn how to install PostgreSQL on Windows, Linux, and Unix systems, from source code or from pre-compiled installers. The authors have described all of the PostgreSQL configuration options (compile-time, startup, and on-the-fly). The chapter on PostgreSQL security describes all of the authentication protocols that you can choose from and describes how to secure your database, both internally and externally. If you have to support a multi-national environment, you will find the chapter on internationalization and localization to be invaluable. You won't find a more complete guide to PostgreSQL anywhere. The authors have made PostgreSQL approachable by leading the reader from basic concepts to advanced features. Whether you're a database beginner or an advanced user, you will find this book a valuable addition to your library.

PostgreSQL Administration Cookbook, 9.5/9.6 Edition


Author: Simon Riggs,Gianni Ciolli,Gabriele Bartolini
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178588980X
Category: Computers
Page: 556
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Over 150 recipes to help you administer your PostgreSQL database more efficiently About This Book Get to grips with the capabilities of PostgreSQL 9.6 to administer your database more efficiently Monitor, tune, secure and protect your database A step-by-step, recipe-based guide to help you tackle any problem in PostgreSQL administration with ease Who This Book Is For This book is for system administrators, database administrators, data architects, developers, and anyone with an interest in planning for, or running, live production databases. This book is most suited to those who have some technical experience. What You Will Learn Implement PostgreSQL features for performance and reliability Harness the power of the latest PostgreSQL 9.6 features Manage open source PostgreSQL versions 9.5 and 9.6 on various platforms Discover advanced technical tips for experienced users Explore best practices for planning and designing live databases Select and implement robust backup and recovery techniques Explore concise and clear guidance on replication and high availability See the latest details on Logical Replication and Bi-Directional Replication In Detail PostgreSQL is a powerful opensource database management system; now recognized as the expert's choice for a wide range of applications, it has an enviable reputation for performance and stability. PostgreSQL provides an integrated feature set comprising relational database features, object-relational, text search, Geographical Info Systems, analytical tools for big data and JSON/XML document management. Starting with short and simple recipes, you will soon dive into core features, such as configuration, server control, tables, and data. You will tackle a variety of problems a database administrator usually encounters, from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database, and from using monitoring tools to using storage engines. Recipes based on important topics such as high availability, concurrency, replication, backup and recovery, as well as diagnostics and troubleshooting are also given special importance. By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to run, manage, and maintain PostgreSQL efficiently. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach, where each recipe focuses on a particular challenge faced by a PostgreSQL administrator while administering his/her database. Explained in a very easy to follow manner, every task is supported with best practices, tips and tricks.

Beginning PHP and Oracle

From Novice to Professional
Author: W Jason Gilmore,Bob Bryla
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430203674
Category: Computers
Page: 763
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This is an adaptation of Jason Gilmore’s best-selling book, Beginning PHP and MySQL. It’s a recognition of the growing use of PHP with commercial databases, Oracle in particular, enabling readers in Oracle-based shops to learn PHP on their chosen platform. Supplying the Oracle expertise is Bob Bryla, co-author of the Oracle Database 10g DBA Handbook and many other titles. His easy-going and straightforward style is an excellent match for Jason’s, making their book one of the best things going for those wanting to learn about using PHP with Oracle.

R in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference
Author: Joseph Adler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449358225
Category: Computers
Page: 724
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If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment. You’ll learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data. Author Joseph Adler illustrates each process with a wealth of examples from medicine, business, and sports. Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, this second edition includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Get started quickly with an R tutorial and hundreds of examples Explore R syntax, objects, and other language details Find thousands of user-contributed R packages online, including Bioconductor Learn how to use R to prepare data for analysis Visualize your data with R’s graphics, lattice, and ggplot2 packages Use R to calculate statistical fests, fit models, and compute probability distributions Speed up intensive computations by writing parallel R programs for Hadoop Get a complete desktop reference to R

PostgreSQL High Performance Cookbook


Author: Chitij Chauhan,Dinesh Kumar
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785287249
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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Get to know effective ways to improve PostgreSQL's performance and master query optimization, and database monitoring. About This Book Perform essential database tasks such as benchmarking the database and optimizing the server's memory usage Learn ways to improve query performance and optimize the PostgreSQL server Explore a wide range of high availability and replication mechanisms to build robust, highly available, scalable, and fault-tolerant PostgreSQL databases Who This Book Is For If you are a developer or administrator with limited PostgreSQL knowledge and want to develop your skills with this great open source database, then this book is ideal for you. Learning how to enhance the database performance is always an exciting topic to everyone, and this book will show you enough ways to enhance the database performance. What You Will Learn Build replication strategies for homogeneous and heterogeneous databases Test and build a powerful machine with multiple bench marking techniques Get to know a few SQL injection techniques Find out how to manage the replication using multiple tools Benchmark the database server using multiple strategies Work with the query processing algorithms and their internal behaviors Build a proper plan to upgrade or migrate to PostgreSQL from other databases See the essential database load balancing techniques and the various partitioning approaches PostgreSQL provides Learn memory optimization techniques and database server configurations In Detail PostgreSQL is one of the most powerful and easy to use database management systems. It has strong support from the community and is being actively developed with a new release every year. PostgreSQL supports the most advanced features included in SQL standards. It also provides NoSQL capabilities and very rich data types and extensions. All of this makes PostgreSQL a very attractive solution in software systems. If you run a database, you want it to perform well and you want to be able to secure it. As the world's most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL has unique built-in ways to achieve these goals. This book will show you a multitude of ways to enhance your database's performance and give you insights into measuring and optimizing a PostgreSQL database to achieve better performance. This book is your one-stop guide to elevate your PostgreSQL knowledge to the next level. First, you'll get familiarized with essential developer/administrator concepts such as load balancing, connection pooling, and distributing connections to multiple nodes. Next, you will explore memory optimization techniques before exploring the security controls offered by PostgreSQL. Then, you will move on to the essential database/server monitoring and replication strategies with PostgreSQL. Finally, you will learn about query processing algorithms. Style and approach This comprehensive guide is packed with practical administration tasks. Each topic is explained using examples and a step-by-step approach.

PostgreSQL: Up and Running

A Practical Guide to the Advanced Open Source Database
Author: Regina O. Obe,Leo S. Hsu
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491963387
Category: Computers
Page: 314
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Thinking of migrating to PostgreSQL? This clear, fast-paced introduction helps you understand and use this open source database system. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in versions 9.5 to 10, you’ll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than a database system—it’s an impressive application platform as well. With examples throughout, this book shows you how to achieve tasks that are difficult or impossible in other databases. This third edition covers new features, such as ANSI-SQL constructs found only in proprietary databases until now: foreign data wrapper (FDW) enhancements; new full text functions and operator syntax introduced in version 9.6; XML constructs new in version 10; query parallelization features introduced in 9.6 and enhanced in 10; built-in logical replication introduced in Version 10.e. If you’re a current PostgreSQL user, you’ll pick up gems you may have missed before. Learn basic administration tasks such as role management, database creation, backup, and restore Apply the psql command-line utility and the pgAdmin graphical administration tool Explore PostgreSQL tables, constraints, and indexes Learn powerful SQL constructs not generally found in other databases Use several different languages to write database functions Tune your queries to run as fast as your hardware will allow Query external and variegated data sources with foreign data wrappers Learn how to use built-in replication to replicate data

PostgreSQL Administration Cookbook - Third Edition


Author: Simon Riggs,Gianni Ciolli,Hannu Krosing,Gabriele Bartolini
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785883187
Category:
Page: 570
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Over 90 recipes to help you administer your PostgreSQL database more efficientlyAbout This Book* Get to grips with the capabilities of PostgreSQL 9.6 to administer your database more efficiently,* Monitor, replicate and make your database highly secure and available,* A step-by-step, recipe-based guide to help you tackle any problem in PostgreSQL administration with easeWho This Book Is ForIf you are an administrator who wants to leverage the useful PostgreSQL functionalities to create and manage databases efficiently, this is the book for you. This book assumes a basic working knowledge of PostgreSQL, and some previous experience in PostgreSQL administration is required.What you will learn* Implement PostgreSQL features for reliability and performance* Harness the power of the latest PostgreSQL 9.5 & 9.6 features* Manage PostgreSQL versions 9.5 & 9.6* Advanced technical tips for experienced users* Explore best practices for planning and designing live databases* Select and implement robust backup and recovery techniques* Concise and clear guidance on replication and high availability* Latest details on Logical Replication and Bi-Directional ReplicationIn DetailPostgreSQL is an open-source database management tool used for handling large data sets (big data) and also as a JSON document database.Starting with short and simple recipes to get you back up and running with an exploration of the ins and outs of your database, you will soon dive into core features such as configuration, server control, tables, and data. You will tackle a variety of problems a database administrator usually encounters - spanning from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database, and from using monitoring tools to using storage engines. Recipes based on important topics like high availability, concurrency, replication, backup and recovery, as well as diagnostics and troubleshooting are also given special importance. By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to run, manage and maintain your PostgreSQL efficiently.DBAs of all levels will be catered for with recipes of varying difficulty, allowing the reader to administer PostgreSQL efficiently. Tagline: Over XXX recipes to help you administer your PostgreSQL database more efficiently

PostGIS in Action


Author: Regina O. Obe,Leo S. Hsu
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 9781617291395
Category: Computers
Page: 600
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Summary PostGIS in Action, Second Edition teaches readers of all levels to write spatial queries that solve real-world problems. It first gives you a background in vector-, raster-, and topology-based GIS and then quickly moves into analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. This second edition covers PostGIS 2.0 and 2.1 series, PostgreSQL 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 features, and shows you how to integrate with other GIS tools. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book Processing data tied to location and topology requires specialized know-how. PostGIS is a free spatial database extender for PostgreSQL, every bit as good as proprietary software. With it, you can easily create location-aware queries in just a few lines of SQL code and build the back end for a mapping, raster analysis, or routing application with minimal effort. PostGIS in Action, Second Edition teaches you to solve real-world geodata problems. It first gives you a background in vector-, raster-, and topology-based GIS and then quickly moves into analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. You'll learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions for your own applications. You'll also learn how to apply your existing GIS knowledge to PostGIS and integrate with other GIS tools. Familiarity with relational database and GIS concepts is helpful but not required. What's Inside An introduction to spatial databases Geometry, geography, raster, and topology spatial types, functions, and queries Applying PostGIS to real-world problems Extending PostGIS to web and desktop applications Updated for PostGIS 2.x and PostgreSQL 9.x About the Authors Regina Obe and Leo Hsu are database consultants and authors. Regina is a member of the PostGIS core development team and the Project Steering Committee. Table of Contents PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO POSTGIS What is a spatial database? Spatial data types Spatial reference system considerations Working with real data Using PostGIS on the desktop Geometry and geography functions Raster functions PostGIS TIGER geocoder Geometry relationships PART 2 PUTTING POSTGIS TO WORK Proximity analysis Geometry and geography processing Raster processing Building and using topologies Organizing spatial data Query performance tuning PART 3 USING POSTGIS WITH OTHER TOOLS Extending PostGIS with pgRouting and procedural languages Using PostGIS in web applications

Practical SQL

A Beginner's Guide to Storytelling with Data
Author: Anthony Debarros
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593278274
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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Practical SQL is an approachable and fast-paced guide to SQL (Structured Query Language), the standard programming language for defining, organizing, and exploring data in relational databases. The book focuses on using SQL to find the story your data tells, with the popular open-source database PostgreSQL and the pgAdmin interface as its primary tools. You'll first cover the fundamentals of databases and the SQL language, then build skills by analyzing data from the U.S. Census and other federal and state government agencies. With exercises and real-world examples in each chapter, this book will teach even those who have never programmed before all the tools necessary to build powerful databases and access information quickly and efficiently. You'll learn how to: -Create databases and related tables using your own data -Define the right data types for your information -Aggregate, sort, and filter data to find patterns -Use basic math and advanced statistical functions -Identify errors in data and clean them up -Import and export data using delimited text files -Write queries for geographic information systems (GIS) -Create advanced queries and automate tasks Learning SQL doesn't have to be dry and complicated. Practical SQL delivers clear examples with an easy-to-follow approach to teach you the tools you need to build and manage your own databases. This book uses PostgreSQL, but the SQL syntax is applicable to many database applications, including Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.

Learning PostgreSQL 10 - Second Edition


Author: Salahaldin Juba,Andrey Volkov
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781788392013
Category: Database management
Page: 488
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Leverage the power of PostgreSQL 10 to build powerful database and data warehousing applications.About This Book* Be introduced to the concept of relational databases and PostgreSQL, one of the fastest growing open source databases in the world* Learn client-side and server-side programming in PostgreSQL, and how to administer PostgreSQL databases* Discover tips on implementing efficient database solutions with PostgreSQL 10Who This Book Is ForIf you're interested in learning more about PostgreSQL - one of the most popular relational databases in the world, then this book is for you. Those looking to build solid database or data warehousing applications with PostgreSQL 10 will also find this book a useful resource. No prior knowledge of database programming or administration is required to get started with this book.What You Will Learn* Understand the fundamentals of relational databases, relational algebra, and data modeling* Install a PostgreSQL cluster, create a database, and implement your data model* Create tables and views, define indexes, and implement triggers, stored procedures, and other schema objects* Use the Structured Query Language (SQL) to manipulate data in the database* Implement business logic on the server side with triggers and stored procedures using PL/pgSQL* Make use of advanced data types supported by PostgreSQL 10: Arrays, hstore, JSONB, and others* Develop OLAP database solutions using the most recent features of PostgreSQL 10* Connect your Python applications to a PostgreSQL database and work with the data efficiently* Test your database code, find bottlenecks, improve performance, and enhance the reliability of the database applicationsIn DetailPostgreSQL is one of the most popular open source databases in the world, and supports the most advanced features included in SQL standards and beyond. This book will familiarize you with the latest new features released in PostgreSQL 10, and get you up and running with building efficient PostgreSQL database solutions from scratch.We'll start with the concepts of relational databases and their core principles. Then you'll get a thorough introduction to PostgreSQL and the new features introduced in PostgreSQL 10. We'll cover the Data Definition Language (DDL) with an emphasis on PostgreSQL, and the common DDL commands supported by ANSI SQL. You'll learn to create tables, define integrity constraints, build indexes, and set up views and other schema objects.Moving on, you'll get to know the concepts of Data Manipulation Language (DML) and PostgreSQL server-side programming capabilities using PL/pgSQL. This will give you a very robust background to develop, tune, test, and troubleshoot your database application. We'll also explore the NoSQL capabilities of PostgreSQL and connect to your PostgreSQL database to manipulate data objects.By the end of this book, you'll have a thorough understanding of the basics of PostgreSQL 10 and will have the necessary skills to build efficient database solutions.Style and approachThis book is a comprehensive beginner level tutorial on PostgreSQL and introduces the features of the newest version 10, along with explanation of concepts in a very easy to understand manner. Practical tips and examples are provided at every step to ensure you are able to grasp each topic as quickly as possible.

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master
Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 013211917X
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

Postgres Succinctly


Author: Peter Shaw
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542835596
Category:
Page: 118
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Although the number of database systems on the market is constantly climbing, the Postgres database continues to be an under-championed, reliable option for many scenarios. Its open-source nature, cross-platform flexibility, and wide selection of additional tools are just some of the strengths that make this system a go-to for any data management need, enterprise or otherwise. In Postgres Succinctly, author Peter Shaw guides you from installing Postgres, to creating your first database, to using Postgres in a .NET application with ADO .NET and Entity Framework.

PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition


Author: Simon Riggs,Gianni Ciolli,Hannu Krosing,Gabriele Bartolini
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849519072
Category: Computers
Page: 504
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Through example-driven recipes, with plenty of code, focused on the most vital features of the latest PostgreSQL version (9.4), both administrators and developers will follow short, specific guides to understand and leverage useful Postgre functionalities to create better and more efficient databases.

PostgreSQL

Up and Running
Author: Regina Obe,Leo S. Hsu
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449326331
Category: Computers
Page: 145
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"A practical guide to the Advanced Open Source Database"--Cover.