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Learning MySQLby Seyed Tahaghoghi
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Whether you're running a business, keeping track of members and meetings for a club, or just trying to organize a large and diverse collection of information, you'll find the MySQL database engine useful for answering questions such as:
MySQL, the most popular open-source database, offers the power of a relational database in a package that's easy to set up and administer, and Learning MySQL provides all the tools you need to get started. This densely packed tutorial includes detailed instructions to help you set up and design an effective database, create powerful queries using SQL, configure MySQL for improved security, and squeeze information out of your data.
After covering the basics, the book travels far into MySQL's subtleties, including complex queries and joins, how to interact with the database over the Web using PHP or Perl, and important house-keeping such as backups and security.
The authors, Saied Tahaghoghi and Hugh E. Williams, have careers in academia and business, and share a keen interest in research into search technologies.
Whether you've never touched a database or have already completed some MySQL projects, you'll find insights in Learning MySQL that will last a career.
Book News Annotation:
After introducing the basics of relational databases, this tutorial describes the MySQL database management system, the structured query language (SQL), and the PHP and Perl programming languages. Tahaghoghi (RMIT University) and Williams (Microsoft's Windows Live Search) explain how to read data from an existing MySQL database, prevent unauthorized data access, modify the behavior of the MySQL server, and create dynamic web pages that can interact with a MySQL database. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Learning MySQL" is the ideal guide for newcomers attracted to the open source MySQL database. This book offers developers a mixture of theoretical and practical information on getting up to speed with MySQL. It teaches simple ways to find and create records, import data from external sources, construct queries that solve commonly-occurring questions and administer and fine tune a database for optimal performance.
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.
About the Author
Saied Tahaghoghi is a senior lecturer at the RMIT University School of Computer Science and Information Technology. He has a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering, a master's degree in computer engineering, and a PhD in computer science, and loves tinkering with both hardware and software. Saied is a member of the RMIT Search Engine Group, and supervises research on text, image, video, and code retrieval. He teaches courses on web technologies and security, and is frequently asked to consult on projects by industry. Saied was born in Iran, but has spent almost equal parts of his life in Iran, England, Pakistan, and Australia, and is a fervent advocate of dialog between civilizations. His home page is http://saied.tahaghoghi.com.
Hugh E. Williams is a software design engineer at Microsoft's Windows Live Search in Redmond, WA. Previously, he was the Associate Professor in Information Retrieval at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He's published over 70 research papers and holds around 10 patents, mostly in the search engine area. When not at work Hugh likes to hang out with his family, exercise, watch Richmond play footy, and learn about baseball. Hugh has a PhD from RMIT University. His home page is http://hughwilliams.com.
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