Chapter 2, Relational database principles, of 'Beginning Databases with PostgreSQL'

Neil Matthew and Richard Stones

Beginning Databases with PostgreSQL, Second Edition offers readers a complete overview of open source, relational database management system PostgreSQL. This book walks you through transactions and logs, accessing data and command-line tools.

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Chapter 2 -- Relational database principles -- of Beginning Databases with PostgreSQL examines database architecture and how data is stored. Readers will learn about different types of data and using multiple tables.

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Chapter 2, "Relational database principles," is excerpted from Beginning Databases with PostgreSQL, Second Edition by Neil Matthew and Richard Stones, published April 2005, by Apress (ISBN: 1590594789). Copyright © April 2005, Apress. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission by Apress.

This was first published in September 2006

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