Learning MySQL

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Whether you're running a business, keeping track of members andmeetings for a club, or just trying to organize a large and diversecollection of information, you'll find the MySQL database engineuseful for answering questions such as:

  • Which are my top ten fastest-selling products?
  • How frequently does this person come to our facility?
  • What was the highest, lowest, and average ...
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Overview

Whether you're running a business, keeping track of members andmeetings for a club, or just trying to organize a large and diversecollection of information, you'll find the MySQL database engineuseful for answering questions such as:

  • Which are my top ten fastest-selling products?
  • How frequently does this person come to our facility?
  • What was the highest, lowest, and average score of the team last season?

MySQL, the most popular open-source database, offers the power ofa relational database in a package that's easy to set up andadminister, and Learning MySQL provides all the tools you need toget started. This densely packed tutorial includes detailedinstructions to help you set up and design an effective database,create powerful queries using SQL, configure MySQL for improvedsecurity, and squeeze information out of your data.

After covering the basics, the book travels far into MySQL'ssubtleties, including complex queries and joins, how to interact withthe database over the Web using PHP or Perl, and importanthouse-keeping such as backups and security.

Topic include:

  • Installation on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X
  • Basic and advanced querying using SQL
  • User management and security
  • Backups and recovery
  • Tuning for improved efficiency
  • Developing command-line and web database applications using thePHP and Perl programming languages

The authors, Saied Tahaghoghi and Hugh E. Williams, have careers inacademia and business, and share a keen interest in research intosearch technologies.

Whether you've never touched a database or have already completedsome MySQL projects, you'll find insights in Learning MySQLthat will last a career.

This new book in the popular Learning series offers an easy-to-use resource for newcomers to the MySQL relational database. This tutorial explains in plain English how to set up MySQL and related software from the beginning, and how to do common tasks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596008642
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/21/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 622
  • Sales rank: 523,681
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Saied Tahaghoghi is a senior lecturer at the RMIT University School ofComputer Science and Information Technology. He has a bachelor'sdegree in electronics engineering, a master's degree in computerengineering, and a PhD in computer science, and loves tinkering withboth hardware and software. Saied is a member of the RMIT SearchEngine Group, and supervises research on text, image, video, and coderetrieval. He teaches courses on web technologies and security, andis frequently asked to consult on projects by industry. Saied wasborn in Iran, but has spent almost equal parts of his life in Iran,England, Pakistan, and Australia, and is a fervent advocate of dialogbetween civilizations. His home page ishttp://saied.tahaghoghi.com.

Hugh E. Williams is a software design engineer at Microsoft's WindowsLive Search in Redmond, WA. Previously, he was the AssociateProfessor in Information Retrieval at RMIT University in Melbourne,Australia. He's published over 70 research papers and holds around 10patents, mostly in the search engine area. When not at work Hughlikes to hang out with his family, exercise, watch Richmond playfooty, and learn about baseball. Hugh has a PhD from RMIT University.His home page is http://hughwilliams.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Installing MySQL

Chapter 3: Using the MySQL Monitor

Using MySQL

Chapter 4: Modeling and Designing Databases

Chapter 5: Basic SQL

Chapter 6: Working with Database Structures

Chapter 7: Advanced Querying

Chapter 8: Doing More with MySQL

Chapter 9: Managing Users and Privileges

Advanced Topics

Chapter 10: Backups and Recovery

Chapter 11: Using an Options File

Chapter 12: Configuring and Tuning the Server

Web Database Applications with PHP

Chapter 13: Web Database Applications

Chapter 14: PHP

Chapter 15: A PHP Application: The Wedding Gift Registry

Interacting with MySQL Using Perl

Chapter 16: Perl

Chapter 17: Using Perl with MySQL

Chapter 18: Serving Perl Pages to the Web

Appendix

Colophon

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