Client 4An Interactive Query Processor

Summary

The libpq library is very well designed. I've used many other database APIs (OCI from Oracle, DBLibrary and OpenClient from Sybase, and ODBC) and none have compared to the simplicity offered by libpq. Other database APIs may offer a few more features, but these generally come at the cost of greatly increased complexity.

I encourage you to try the sample applications in this chapter. Feel free to experiment. I haven't covered all the libpq functions in this chapter, only the ones you are most likely to need in your own applications. Explore the library; as you will see in the next few chapters, libpq is the foundation on which most of the other PostgreSQL APIs are built. The better you understand libpq, the easier it will be to work with other APIs.

Part I: General PostgreSQL Use

Introduction to PostgreSQL and SQL

Working with Data in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL SQL Syntax and Use

Performance

Part II: Programming with PostgreSQL

Introduction to PostgreSQL Programming

Extending PostgreSQL

PL/pgSQL

The PostgreSQL C APIlibpq

A Simpler C APIlibpgeasy

The New PostgreSQL C++ APIlibpqxx

Embedding SQL Commands in C Programsecpg

Using PostgreSQL from an ODBC Client Application

Using PostgreSQL from a Java Client Application

Using PostgreSQL with Perl

Using PostgreSQL with PHP

Using PostgreSQL with Tcl and Tcl/Tk

Using PostgreSQL with Python

Npgsql: The .NET Data Provider

Other Useful Programming Tools

Part III: PostgreSQL Administration

Introduction to PostgreSQL Administration

PostgreSQL Administration

Internationalization and Localization

Security

Replicating PostgreSQL Data with Slony

Contributed Modules

Index

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PostgreSQL(c) The comprehensive guide to building, programming, and administering PostgreSQL databases
PostgreSQL(c) The comprehensive guide to building, programming, and administering PostgreSQL databases
ISBN: 735712573
EAN: N/A
Year: 2004
Pages: 261
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