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MySQL Reference Manual: Documentation from the Sourceby Michael Widenius
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MySQL is the most popular SQL database in the open source community and is used almost universally by web sites running on open source systems. As powerful and flexible as it is lightweight and efficient, MySQL packs a large feature set into a very small and fast engine that now runs on more than 500,000 servers. This renowned online manual that has supported MySQL administrators and database developers for years is now available in paperback format. This book is an exact reproduction of the MySQL Reference Manual from the MySQL development team's Web site, minus some non-technical appendices. This version covers MySQL 4.0.
Many sophisticated topics appear in this comprehensive manual, ranging from the hitches you may run into when first installing MySQL to internals that will help you tune your queries. MySQL Reference Manual contains all the comprehensive reference material one would expect for building the product, running administrative utilities, and using various API as well as MySQL's rich version of SQL. In addition, you can turn a page and find such unexpected riches as:
This comprehensive reference guide offers useful pointers for advanced use of SQL and describes the bugs and workarounds involved in compiling MySQL for every system.
About the Author
David Axmark, Co-founder: David Axmark is one of the founders of MySQL and worked with the product well before it had a name. He has worked as a consultant and software developer for nearly 20 years. Interested in free software since the early '80s, David has been committed to developing a successful business model through open source software.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: General InformationChapter 2: MySQL InstallationChapter 3: Tutorial IntroductionChapter 4: Database AdministrationChapter 5: MySQL OptimisationChapter 6: MySQL Language ReferenceChapter 7: MySQL Table TypesChapter 8: MySQL APIsChapter 9: Extending MySQLProblems and Common ErrorsContributed ProgramsCreditsPorting to Other SystemsEnvironment VariablesMySQL Regular ExpressionsColophon
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