peter at peternixon.net
Tue Jan 14 07:45:03 UTC 2003
Hmm. You are right to some extent. I migrated from Mysql to Postgres a couple
of months ago and it was slightly confusing as I had learnt the Mysql "way".
However I will never again use mysql for a project now that I have discovered
postgres, and gui apps like pgaccess are brilliant if you don't want to dive
into the command line. (I use the command line mostly myself, but sometimes
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 mysql,
and postgres has a couple of reasonable tutorials with it..
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 interface
> where everything is similar to 'sql'.
> Unlike PostgreSQL where it's client is overly complex, which would
> undoubtly be a disadvantage to a beginner.
> Scott Mackenzie.
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> 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 24
> > 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.
> > --
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