The birth of the open source enterprise stack
Posted Jun 27, 2006 14:22 UTC (Tue) by tjc
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It's not the amount of documentation that's important, it's the how well it's written, and -- especially important -- how well it's indexed (or searchable -- I'm a big fan of "on one page" manuals).
I can't comment on PostgreSQL's current state of documentation, but five years ago when I was doing a lot of internet programming I found MySQL and PHP both to have decent documentation, which is one of the major reaons I used them. I was able to learn enough PHP in a few days to get started, owing mostly to it's C-like syntax and comprehensive online function index, and MySQL was greatly aided by Paul DuBois' excellent book on the subject.
At the time PostgreSQL was complicated to configure, and Phython didn't look much like C. If I were doing internet programming today (and had more time), I might choose differently.
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