[DB-SIG] Newb Quiestion

Matt Goodall matt at pollenation.net
Wed Sep 17 04:53:33 EDT 2003

Conrad Koziol wrote:

>Hello i'm new to programming and was wondering if you can suggest a free
It really depends on your requirements but PostgreSQL 
(http://www.postgresql.org/) is my preferred solution. MySQL 
(http://www.mysql.com/) is another popular choice.

>Also any place to find a tutorial on using it with python and
>the modules you need to use it???
You will almost certainly be accessing the database via the DB-API 
interface which is quite straightforward:


I don't have any good tutorial links, have you tried Google?

A full list of modules is available here:


I have personally used pyscopg and pyPgSQL (with PostgreSQL) and both 
work well. They are licensed differently which may influence your choice.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Matt

Matt Goodall, Pollenation Internet Ltd
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