Choosing an Application Environment

Table of contents:

Summary

This chapter discussed the options available to you when you create applications to work with PostgreSQL. With PostgreSQL, you can write client-side applications in a variety of languages and you can also choose between many server-side languages.

When you write an application that uses PostgreSQL, you have to decide whether you want to implement server-side code, client-side code, or a combination of both. I've explained some of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. Personally, I prefer to mix server-side and client-side code so that I can realize the advantages offered by each.

The next few chapters describe in greater detail PL/pgSQL (server-side programming) and many of the client 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



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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