Postgres vs. MSSQL
jonathan at carnageblender.com
Wed Nov 8 17:51:38 MST 2006
On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 16:30:12 -0700, "Steve Dibb" <steve at wonkabar.org>
> Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 11:07:50 -0700, "Daniel C." <dcrookston at gmail.com>
> > said:
> >> I'd recommend using MySQL for your first database.
> > I wouldn't. MySQL is still full of non-standard weirdisms, and a lot of
> > the examples you find on the web are by people who really have no
> > business touching a database.
> > PostgreSQL _used_ to be more complicated to set up and install... back
> > in the 6.x days circa 1999. Now there is even a friendly windows
> > installer, and autovacuum Just Works.
> > PostgreSQL is easy enough for beginners, and powerful enough that you
> > won't have to switch databases when your needs grow.
> In addition to all that, you'll thank yourself down the road later when
> you learned how to use ANSI SQL instead of foo-databases-quirk-modes.
> Granted, postgres has some *additional* features that other databases
> don't (they all do), but at least you'll feel at home if you work with
> another ANSI SQL compatible database (like SQLite).
Meh, that's what I thought oo (tabout sqlite) until I actually tried
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