MySQL and mSQL

MySQL and mSQL

by Tim King, George Reese, Randy Yarger
     
 

MySQL and mSQL are popular and robust database products that support key subsets of SQL on both Linux and Unix systems. Both products are free for nonprofit use and cost a small amount for commercial use.Even a small organization or web site has uses for a database. Perhaps you keep track of all your customers and find that your information is outgrowing the crude,

Overview

MySQL and mSQL are popular and robust database products that support key subsets of SQL on both Linux and Unix systems. Both products are free for nonprofit use and cost a small amount for commercial use.Even a small organization or web site has uses for a database. Perhaps you keep track of all your customers and find that your information is outgrowing the crude, flat-file format you started with. Or you want to ask your web site's visitors for their interests and preferences and put up a fresh web page that tallies the results.Unlike commercial databases, MySQL and mSQL are affordable and easy to use. If you know basic C, Java, Perl, or Python, you can quickly write a program to interact with your database. In addition, you can embed queries and updates right in an HTML file so that a web page becomes its own interface to the database.This book is all you need to make use of MySQL or mSQL. It takes you through the whole process from installation and configuration to programming interfaces and basic administration. Includes reference chapters and ample tutorial material.Topics include:

  • Introductions to simple database design and SQL
  • Building, installation, and configuration
  • Basic programming APIs for C, C++, Java (JDBC), Perl, and Python
  • CGI programming with databases in C and Perl
  • Web interfaces: PHP, W3-mSQL, Lite, and mSQLPerl

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Using a database is the ony way to assure that a web site--even a small web site--will scale as Internet traffic grows. MySQL & mSQL are two very popular databases for those small sites, first because they are comparatively easy to use and second because they are freeware designed for Linux and UNIX systems. Yarger's book is a great tutorial; covering both programs it is sure to be in demand in public and undergraduate libraries. It is not really appropriate for database beginners, but it will serve intermediate users and is an excellent technical guide for those who already know SQL but don't know MySQL & mSQL. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565924345
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/08/1999
Series:
O'Reilly Nutshell Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Tim King has been working with computers since the early 1980s, when he programmed games on his Commodore 64 computer and founded a computer club in his high school. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1991. While there, he taught Unix and vi classes and was the leader of a rag-tag group of vi devotees called the "VI Zombies." Presently, Tim is a software consultant in San Francisco, CA, specializing in database and web technologies. His favorite activity is snowboarding, but he also enjoys photography and reading. You can reach him at kingt@verio.com

George Reese has taken an unusual path into business software development. After earning a B.A. in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, George went off to Hollywood where he worked on television shows such as "The People's Court" and ESPN's "Up Close". The L.A. riots convinced him to return to Maine where he finally became involved with software development and the Internet. George has since specialized in the development of Internet-oriented Java enterprise systems and the strategic role of technology in business processes. He is the author of Database Programming with JDBC and Java, 2nd Edition and the world's first JDBC driver, the mSQL-JDBC driver for mSQL. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Monique and three cats, Misty, Gypsy, and Tia. He makes a living as the National Practice Director of Technology Strategy for digital@jwt in Minneapolis.

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