Ouch! Another argument for thorough research before buying
a book. I looked around the site a bit but couldn't
determine whether or not there was an easy way to print the
book (I doubt it, otherwise absolutely no one would buy the
As for the differences:
- There is no CD. Moot point, since I believe
everything except maybe the database example used
throughout the book is readily available from the web
(correct me if I'm wrong).
- There is no online index to the book. Again a moot
point, since the printed index is pretty much useless. In
favor of the online version though, they include a list of
tables, figures and examples in the TOC, unlike the hard
If this had been a book worthy
of purchase, I
would've bought it irregardless of the free online version
just because of the index. I'm obsessive about hard copy
and will only peruse online alternatives if the information
I need is easily "findable" (and my desperation outweighs my
I am learning, however, as I just recently installed MySQL
and printed off the free, online, 700+ page pdf manual at
work--duplexed and on pre-punched paper :)
OT -- I was disappointed to find that DBD::Pg is not
available via PPM. Thus the temporary switch to MySQL.
Anyone made up their own .ppm they'd like to share?
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