smckenzie - optushome
smckenzie at optushome.com.au
Thu Jan 16 17:36:01 UTC 2003
I am not going to get in a debate about which is better. Because the reality
of the situtation is mysql is better as some things, postgress is better at
This is also true for Linux vs Windows vs OpenBSD vs etc... They all have
there pros and cons, and closing your self off to one is nothing more than
an effective way of limiting your options. I am a software whore I will use
what ever does the current job the best.
I have had to teach people (developers) with limited SQL knowledge (like the
guy who asked the question) with both mysql and postgress. I have just
noticed people pick up MySql quicker.
Just for the record, I only ever use the command-line :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Nixon" <peter at peternixon.net>
To: <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] SQL
> Hmm. You are right to some extent. I migrated from Mysql to Postgres a
> of months ago and it was slightly confusing as I had learnt the Mysql
> However I will never again use mysql for a project now that I have
> postgres, and gui apps like pgaccess are brilliant if you don't want to
> into the command line. (I use the command line mostly myself, but
> find it usefull. Expecially for editing user functions and views).
> If you don't know any sql then you may as well start with Postgres as
> and postgres has a couple of reasonable tutorials with it..
> Peter Nixon
> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 05:15 pm, smckenzie - optushome wrote:
> > Only reason I can think of is the mysql client has a much simpler
> > where everything is similar to 'sql'.
> > Unlike PostgreSQL where it's client is overly complex, which would
> > undoubtly be a disadvantage to a beginner.
> > Regards,
> > Scott Mackenzie.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bret Busby" <bret at busby.net>
> > To: <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 5:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] SQL
> > > On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, slash_axl_rose_upen wrote:
> > > > Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 21:13:00 -0800 (PST)
> > > > From: slash_axl_rose_upen <upengan1978 at yahoo.com>
> > > > To: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
> > > > Cc: hblug at azmodan.gen.nz, plug at lists.phillylinux.org,
> > > > ilugc at aero.iitm.ernet.in
> > > > Subject: [Linux-aus] SQL
> > > >
> > > > hi all
> > > > I want to learn mysql on linux but i have not worked
> > > > with sql also
> > > > how do i get started and which is a good book for sql
> > > > on linux
> > > > thnkx in advance
> > >
> > > Firstly, why do you choose MySQL, specifically? PostgreSQL is free,
> > > comes with Linux, has a free online book, and, is more ANSI-SQL-92
> > > compliant.
> > >
> > > Apart from that, any SQL book of value should do. There is a Teach
> > > Yourself SQL in 21 days book, and, I believe, a Teach Yourself SQL in
> > > hours book. They should do the job.
> > >
> > > It depends on what you want to do, and, how far you want to go.
> > >
> > > There are probably free online tutorials.
> > >
> > > Have you tried doing a google search on "SQL tutorial", or, "mysql
> > > tutorial"? If you get succesful results, you might find them cheaper,
> > > and, possibly, just as good.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Bret Busby
> > > Armadale
> > > West Australia
> > > ..............
> > >
> > > "So once you do know what the question actually is,
> > > you'll know what the answer means."
> > > - Deep Thought,
> > > Chapter 28 of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
> > > - Douglas Adams, 1988
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