A while ago we wrote about DZone RefCards cheatsheets and how its a shame there isn't one for PostgreSQL. They are a very attractive and useful vehicle for learning and brushing up on the most important pieces
of a piece of software or framework. Since that time we have been diligently working on one for PostgreSQL to fill the missing PostgreSQL slot. The fruits of
our labor are finally out, and a bit quicker than we expected. The cheatsheet covers both old features and new features introduced in PostgreSQL 8.4. We hope its useful to many old and new PostgreSQL users.
"Postal addresses, and other personally identifying information and data, will be used to promote DZone and other DZone companies products and services, and may be rented and/or licensed to selected outside firms for promotional purposes..."
Even something as worthwhile as a PostgreSQL cheatsheet is not enough motivation for me to be putting all kinds of personal information into a site with a business model based on marketing.
Any chance of a less-encumbered download somewhere?
To all of you. Unfortunately no we can't provide a direct pdf. The next cheatsheet we do we might do in our standard format available for free download. it won't look as nice but awe well.
Normally if I am paranoid about the intentions of a site, I usually provide my junk email address or fake mail address. I personally haven't had issues with DZone FWIW.
Now why we chose this avenue -- for this cheatsheet in case anyone is wildly curious.
a) To capture more of a developer audience like those that frequent DZone. The audience is somewhat different from those that frequent most PostgreSQL sites and one we feel is needed to spread the word about PostgreSQL beyond its current reach.
b) to have a professionally looking cheatsheet without having to pay a fortune for an art designer.
c) and forthright -- as an experimental avenue to get the word out there about our upcoming book. yes we have evil marketing needs as well :).
Its nice they paid us for our work, but that's of minor consequence to the aforementioned reasons.