Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours

by Julie C. Meloni
     
 

Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours teaches the reader everything from basic installation to using MySQL in Web application development.

First, the basic concepts of database design are taught, and then the reader jumps right into planning and creating a database. The book then walks the reader through all the basics of using MySQL - working with tables

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Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours teaches the reader everything from basic installation to using MySQL in Web application development.

First, the basic concepts of database design are taught, and then the reader jumps right into planning and creating a database. The book then walks the reader through all the basics of using MySQL - working with tables and data, using MySQL's query functions, using transactions, and database administration - before the reader finally learns to put everything together to properly create the foundation database for a Web-based application.

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You know the conventional wisdom on MySQL: trusty little database, great for web applications, speedy, reliable, and you can’t beat the price. But (there’s always a but!) without crucial features like transactions, definitely not enterprise-ready. Well, with the long-awaited 4.x upgrades, the MySQL people are finally dealing with that last objection -- which means this already popular package is likely to spread even more rapidly. Whether your application is grassroots or pinstripes, read SAMS Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours and you’ll be ready.

Julie Meloni walks you through all the bread-and-butter tasks you’ll want to master with MySQL 4.0, including transactions (though stored procedures, moved back to 4.1, isn’t here yet). She starts with the absolute basics: simple database design; using the MySQL client; creating and populating your database tables; selecting, modifying, and deleting data. Gradually, you’ll build your skills; first modifying table structures, then using MySQL’s many built-in functions in your queries.

There’s a full section on administering your MySQL server, covering optimization, tuning, backup, and restore. And, for the programmers among us, complete introductions on using MySQL with both Perl and PHP. With this book, you’re a lot closer to mastering MySQL than you thought. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672323492
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Julie Meloni is the technical director for i2i Interactive, a multimedia company located in Campbell, CA (that's just down the street from San Jose). She's been developing Web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day and remembers the excitement surrounding the first GUI Web browser. She is the author of several books and articles on Web-based programming languages and database topics, and you can find translations of her work in several languages, including Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.

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