Brand new elephant

So finally PostgreSQL 9.4 has been released. This version introduces a new schema less type, the jsonb which joins the other fantastic features abused and misused by the developers all around the globe. The DBA improvements in this release is much more interesting and can push seriously the adoption in the enterprises of this DBMS. Alter system Finally is possible to change the postgresql.conf settings using the ALTER SYSTEM SET command.

Book done!

The book is now complete. There’s still a lot to do for reviewing the writing and fixing the bad grammar. Anyway is about 107 pages and I’m pretty satisfied. I’ve worked on this document for 4 months in my spare time and I became more confident with my English during the writing. So, what’s next? I’ll spend the next couple of weeks reviewing and fixing the book. After that I’ll put the pdf on lulu.

Chapter 11 - A couple of things to know before start coding...

This is almost the entire chapter 11. I’m still writing the final section, I’d like to put into a separate post though. I’ve also almost finished the restore’s performance. After this the book is complete. I will start a review to make it a decent writing before publishing onto lulu.com and amazon kindle. I’m not sure amazon permits to sell books for free I’ll find a solution anyway. A couple of things to know before start coding… This chapter is completely different from the rest of the book.

The missing chapter 6 part 1 and two, data integrity

I’ve started the sixth chapter, the one on the data integrity I’ve forgotten. There are the first two parts alongside with the introduction. I’ve also updated the book on slideshare with the new cover and the last incomplete chapter for the developers. The beautiful cover is made by Chiaretta & Bon. Kudos and many thanks. I’ve also uploaded the latex sources on github for anybody to fork and review my crappy english.