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MySQL Cookbook: Solutions for Database Developers and Administrators

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MySQL’s popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that’s where this cookbook is essential. When you need quick solutions or techniques, this handy resource provides scores of short, focused pieces of code, hundreds of worked-out examples, and clear, concise explanations for programmers who don’t have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

Ideal for beginners and professional database and web developers, this ...

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Overview

MySQL’s popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that’s where this cookbook is essential. When you need quick solutions or techniques, this handy resource provides scores of short, focused pieces of code, hundreds of worked-out examples, and clear, concise explanations for programmers who don’t have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

Ideal for beginners and professional database and web developers, this updated third edition covers powerful features in MySQL 5.6 (and some in 5.7). The book focuses on programming APIs in Python, PHP, Java, Perl, and Ruby. With more than 200+ recipes, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use the mysql client and write MySQL-based programs
  • Create, populate, and select data from tables
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate strings
  • Work with dates and times
  • Sort query results and generate summaries
  • Use stored routines, triggers, and scheduled events
  • Import, export, validate, and reformat data
  • Perform transactions and work with statistics
  • Process web input, and generate web content from query results
  • Use MySQL-based web session management
  • Provide security and server administration

DuBois provides a unique problem-and-solution format that offers practical examples for everyday programming dilemmas. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or "recipe"--short, focused pieces of code that readers can insert directly into their applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449374020
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/23/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 866
  • Sales rank: 730,319
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul DuBois was one of the first contributors to the online MySQL Reference Manual, a renowned documentation project that supported MySQL administrators and database developers in the first few years of MySQL's existence in the late 1990's. Paul went on to write more than six books on MySQL, including the first edition of "MySQL Cookbook". He is also the author of "Using csh & tcsh" and "Software Portability with imake", both by O'Reilly.

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Table of Contents

1 Using the mysql client program 1
2 Writing MySQL-based programs 45
3 Selecting data from tables 131
4 Table management 161
5 Working with strings 171
6 Working with dates and times 213
7 Sorting query results 273
8 Generating summaries 313
9 Obtaining and using metadata 353
10 Importing and exporting data 395
11 Generating and using sequences 481
12 Using multiple tables 517
13 Statistical techniques 583
14 Handling duplicates 607
15 Performing transactions 627
16 Using stored routines, triggers, and events 643
17 Introduction to MySQL on the Web 661
18 Incorporating query results into Web pages 697
19 Processing Web input with MySQL 761
20 Using MySQL-based Web session management 841
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