PostgreSQL, first developed in 1977 as the Ingres database by the University of California at Berkeley, is an open source, object-relational database management system. It is arguably the most capable of all the open source databases. This text provides a guide to installation, configuration and usage. It shows how to compile PostgreSQL from source, create a database and configure PostgreSQL to accept client-server connections. The book also delves into the application's many advanced features, such as support for transactions, versioning, replication, and various referential integrity features. PostgreSQL's PL/pgSQL programming language, a very useful but under-documented feature, is introduced explaining how it can be used to develop stored procedures and triggers. The book inclues a command reference.
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Command Prompt began in late 1997 as an Internet application development firm. Command Prompt originated as an after hours company working with PostgreSQL, Perl, and PHP. In January of 2000, Command Prompt became Command Prompt, Inc. Command Prompt currently specializes in advanced web based application development using PostgreSQL and languages such as PHP, C++, Perl, and Java. Their primary efforts have been in the development of their PostgreSQL Application Server, LXP (included with this book) and specialized development, such as e-fullfillment systems.