PostgreSQL 9 Development

The 3 day class covers important Basic and Intermediate level details for developers interacting with PostgreSQL. Suitable for developers using Java, PHP, Python, perl, .Net and other client languages.

  • Software development
  • Database Administration
  • Systems architecture
  • Database development


  • Basic Development
  • psql and scripting
  • Statement behaviour
  • Transaction Management & MVCC
  • Transaction Isolation and Visibility
  • Data loading
  • Client/Server topics
  • Interface details (jdbc, DBI, .Net etc)
  • User defined functions and procedural languages
  • PL/pgSQL
  • Triggers
  • Extensions
  • PostgreSQL extended features
  • Using XML
  • Aggregates and Set Returning Functions
  • Window Functions
  • More Functions 
  • Recursive Queries
  • Testing with pgTAP


  • Basics of programming
  • Basics of systems administration
  • Basics of PostgreSQL database administration
  • PostgreSQL basics
  • SQL basics

Course acquired skills

  • Basics of PostgreSQL development
  • Basics of applications design with PostgreSQL
  • Basics of PL/pgSQL
  • Techniques of software development with PostgreSQL (debugging, error management, etc.)

PostgreSQL Case studies

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PostgreSQL Books

PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook

PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook

A practical guide, this cookbook will ensure you run a smooth PostgreSQL database.

PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

A clear, step-by-step guide to optimizing and scaling up PostgreSQL database servers.

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