Friday, 1 October 2010

PostgreSQL Admin Book: Last Edit

I've been working on a PostgreSQL Administration book for some time now and am very happy to report that I'm done with the last edit on the last chapter. Hannu finished his a few days earlier.


The full title of the book is "PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook" and has been written by Hannu Krosing and myself. We've written it together over the course of 9 months or so. I guess it's no surprise to some, but these things always take more time than you expect.

The book is in the form of short, punchy recipes that tell you what you need to know on a topic quickly with examples, then we describe how it works later. Some of the recipes are really basic to make sure we address the frequent questions, but around half are advanced topics. It's certainly taken some time to express both the basic and the advanced topics succinctly.

An advanced database system needs advanced books to show it off in the best light. I very much hope it is up to the high standards of the PostgreSQL community and moves us all forwards.

I'll write some more about it later. All I can really express now is relief!

You can pre-order the book here:


  1. I hope it's going to be good too, as I've just pre-ordered it together with PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance (both as e-books) :)

  2. Any chance it will be listed on Amazon soon too? It will get more exposure.

    Ours is already listed though won't be officially released probably until December 2010 or January 2011 (yikes). Yes we feel your pain we've been writing for I think almost 1.5 years now (and we thought it would only take 5 months) - what were we thinking :)

  3. That's really good news ! The Pg community deserve more books than it currently has. Kudos :)

  4. Hey, just finish my pre-order. Great Job, now is wait to see.

    Hope some day we could translate these to Portuguese!


  5. Congrats! Looking forward to reading it!