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Postgresql Developer Training

Course Description:

This course is designed for software developers and engineers who want to harness PostgreSQL's capabilities for developing high-performance, scalable applications. It covers PostgreSQL’s advanced features, SQL query writing, database design, and optimization techniques, along with practical integration strategies for application development. Through hands-on labs, participants will learn to implement efficient data models, write optimized queries, and integrate PostgreSQL databases with various software applications.

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Target Audience:

  • Software developers and engineers
  • Backend developers working with web, mobile, or enterprise applications
  • Database professionals looking to transition into development roles
  • IT professionals interested in database application development


  • Basic understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with software development in any programming language
  • Familiarity with command-line tools and Linux environments is beneficial

Course Duration:

  • Total Duration: 25 Hours (3 days, full-time)
  • Mode of Delivery: Online / In-Person / Part-Time

Course Outline: Postgresql Developer Training

Module 1: Getting Started with PostgreSQL

  • Installing PostgreSQL
  • Overview of PostgreSQL Architecture and Features
  • Managing PostgreSQL Instances
  • Exploring the psql Command-Line Interface

Module 2: Understanding PostgreSQL Data Types

  • Numeric Types (Integer, Floating Point, Serial)
  • Character and Text Types
  • Binary Data Types
  • Working with Dates and Times
  • Utilizing Boolean Values
  • Leveraging Arrays for Complex Data Management
  • Exploring Specialized Data Types (JSON, XML, HSTORE)

Module 3: Data Manipulation and Storage

  • Understanding Sequences for Auto-Incrementing
  • Effective Data Loading with COPY
  • Creating and Managing Tables and Views

Module 4: Indexing Strategies

  • Basics of PostgreSQL Indexing
  • Implementing Partial Indexes for Efficiency
  • Creating Expression-Based Indexes for Complex Queries

Module 5: Advanced Query Techniques

  • Mastering Advanced SQL Functions
  • Employing Common Table Expressions (CTE) for Readable Queries
  • Utilizing Window Functions for Analytical Queries
  • Harnessing Regular Expressions for Pattern Matching
  • Exploring Recursive Queries for Hierarchical Data

Module 6: Programming with PL/pgSQL

  • Introduction to PL/pgSQL
  • Writing and Using Stored Procedures and Functions
  • Variables and Control Structures
  • Implementing Triggers for Automated Data Management
  • Using Cursors and Dynamic SQL with PERFORM and EXECUTE

Module 7: Query Optimization

  • Understanding the PostgreSQL Query Optimizer
  • Analyzing and Optimizing Queries for Performance
  • Using EXPLAIN to Understand Query Execution Plans

Module 8: Advanced Development Techniques

  • Working with Array Values and Composite Types
  • Integrating PostgreSQL with Applications
  • Using Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) for External Data Access

Module 9: Application Design and Performance Tuning

  • Best Practices for Database Schema Design
  • Strategies for Improving Query Performance
  • Monitoring and Tuning PostgreSQL for High Performance

Course Conclusion

  • Recap of Key Concepts
  • Applying Skills to Real-World Scenarios
  • Resources for Further Learning and Development

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will finish the course with a deep understanding of PostgreSQL's capabilities, including how to efficiently manage data, create and use advanced SQL queries, develop and optimize functions and triggers, and improve application performance. They will be equipped with practical skills to develop robust, efficient, and scalable applications using PostgreSQL.

This course is designed to be interactive, with a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises, and real-world case studies to ensure participants can apply their learning effectively in their professional roles.

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