GeoInformatics article and new book in the works

Two exciting things happened this past month.

What is the book about?

This upcoming book is planned to be about PostgreSQL only. We are hoping to show case some of the features that make PostgreSQL stand out from the pack with more focus on 9.1 and 9.2 releases and how PostgreSQL has changed over the past releases from 8.3 on. So a bit of coverage on the various stored procedure languages you can program in, building aggregates, the plethora of extensions and data types that can make your database an application platform power house. Also of course basic stuff you'd expect from any enterprise database -- e.g. user and permissions management, backup/restore, replication etc. More on that as the time gets closer and the contract gets on the way.

We are really excited at the chance of writing another book. Book writing is one of those things I never thought I would enjoy doing because I don't really enjoy reading books. I suppose it's different writing because writing is more of an active process than book reading or at least for me anyway. It provides the perfect excuse to dig deeper into topics that interest you and call it work which for some reason reminds me of this xkcd strip I'm working