Gathering from the number of hits we got from our What's new in PostgreSQL 9.0,
and the large number of slashdot responses we got
as well as the fair number of reddit responses,
I guess a lot of people are really excited about the upcoming PostgreSQL 9.0 or at least
have a lot of opinions about what is still missing in it.
For this discussion, we would like to point out one of the companion adminstration tools that
will be packaged in with PostgreSQL 9.0 (and currently packaged in beta 2). This is PgAdmin III, which
we will affectionately refer to as the Administrative tool for mere mortals. It is the first administrative
tool that most users new to PostgreSQL use and gives them a user-friendly interface to the
power behind PostgreSQL. I would say if it were not for this tool and its web cousin PhpPgAdmin, many
a scared newbie user would be running away at the vast unencumbered freedom that PostgreSQL/psql and sibling commandline tools offer.