V. Server Programming

This part is about extending the server functionality with user-defined functions, data types, triggers, etc. These are advanced topics which should probably be approached only after all the other user documentation about


has been understood. Later chapters in this part describe the server-side programming languages available in the


distribution as well as general issues concerning server-side programming languages. It is essential to read at least the earlier sections of

Chapter 37

(covering functions) before diving into the material about server-side programming languages.