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PostgreSQL Development Essentials

By : Manpreet Kaur, Baji Shaik
Book Image

PostgreSQL Development Essentials

By: Manpreet Kaur, Baji Shaik

Overview of this book

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
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
PostgreSQL Development Essentials
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

About the Reviewers

Daniel Durante started spending time with computers at the age of 12. He has built applications for various sectors, such as the medical industry, universities, the manufacturing industry, and the open source community. He mainly uses Golang, C, Node, or PHP for developing web applications, frameworks, tools, embedded systems, and so on. Some of his personal work can be found on GitHub and his personal website.

He has also worked on the PostgreSQL Developer's Guide, published by Packt Publishing.

I would like to thank my parents, brother, and friends, who’ve all put up with my insanity, day in and day out. I would not be here today if it weren’t for their patience, guidance, and love.

Danny Sauer has been a Linux sysadmin, software developer, security engineer, open source advocate, and general computer geek at various companies for around 20 years. He has administered, used, and programmed PostgreSQL for over half of that time. When he's not building solutions in the digital world, he and his wife enjoy restoring their antique home and teaching old cars new tricks.