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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


This book is all you need to make use of MySQL or mSQL, two popular, easy-to-use databases for UNIX systems that support key subsets of SQL. This book takes readers through the whole process of writing a program to interact with a database, from installation and configuration to programming interfaces and basic administration.

About 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

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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Audience; Purpose; Using This Book; On MySQL and mSQL; Conventions Used in This Book; Comments and Questions; Acknowledgments; Getting Started with MySQL and mSQL; Chapter 1: Introduction to Relational Databases; 1.1 What Is a Database?; 1.2 What Is a Relational Database?; 1.3 Applications and Databases; 1.4 MySQL and mSQL; Chapter 2: Database Design; 2.1 Database Design; 2.2 Normalization; 2.3 A Logical Data Modeling Methodology; 2.4 Physical Database Design; Chapter 3: Installation; 3.1 MySQL; 3.2 mSQL; Chapter 4: MySQL; 4.1 Design; 4.2 Installing MySQL; 4.3 Running MySQL; 4.4 Database Administration; 4.5 MySQL Utilities; 4.6 Performance Tuning; Chapter 5: mSQL; 5.1 Design; 5.2 mSQL Versions; 5.3 Installing mSQL; 5.4 Running mSQL; 5.5 Database Administration; 5.6 mSQL Utilities; Chapter 6: SQL According to MySQL and mSQL; 6.1 SQL Basics; 6.2 Creating and Dropping Tables; 6.3 SQL Datatypes; 6.4 Indices; 6.5 Sequences and Auto-Incrementing; 6.6 Managing Data; 6.7 Queries; 6.8 Extended Functionality; Chapter 7: Other Mid-Range Database Engines; 7.1 What Is "Free"?; 7.2 What MySQL and mSQL Lack; 7.3 PostgreSQL; 7.4 GNU SQL; 7.5 Beagle; 7.6 Making Comparisons; Database Programming; Chapter 8: Database Application Architectures; 8.1 The Client/Server Architecture; 8.2 Data Processing; 8.3 Object/Relational Modeling; 8.4 The Three-tier Architecture; Chapter 9: CGI Programming; 9.1 What Is CGI?; 9.2 HTML Forms; 9.3 The CGI Specification; 9.4 Important Considerations for CGI Scripts; 9.5 CGI and Databases; Chapter 10: Perl; 10.1 DBI; 10.2 An Example DBI Application; 10.3; 10.4 MysqlPerl; Chapter 11: Python; 11.1 Basic Connectivity; 11.2 Dynamic Connectivity; Chapter 12: PHP and Other Support for Database-driven HTML; 12.1 Alternatives for Dynamic Content on the Web; 12.2 W3-mSQL; 12.3 PHP; 12.4 Embedded Perl; Chapter 13: C and C++; 13.1 The Two APIs; 13.2 Object-oriented Database Access in C++; Chapter 14: Java and JDBC; 14.1 What Is JDBC?; 14.2 Simple Database Access; 14.3 Dynamic Database Access; 14.4 A Guest Book Servlet; Reference; Chapter 15: SQL Reference; 15.1 MySQL SQL; 15.2 mSQL SQL; Chapter 16: MySQL and mSQL System Variables; 16.1 MySQL System Variables; 16.2 mSQL System Variables; Chapter 17: MySQL and mSQL Programs and Utilities; 17.1 MySQL Utilities; 17.2 mSQL Utilities; Chapter 18: PHP and Lite Reference; 18.1 PHP; 18.2 Lite; Chapter 19: C Reference; 19.1 MySQL C API; 19.2 mysql_affected_rows; 19.3 mysql_close; 19.4 mysql_connect; 19.5 mysql_create_db; 19.6 mysql_data_seek; 19.7 mysql_debug; 19.8 mysql_drop_db; 19.9 mysql_dump_debug_info; 19.10 mysql_eof; 19.11 mysql_errno; 19.12 mysql_error; 19.13 mysql_escape_string; 19.14 mysql_fetch_field; 19.15 mysql_fetch_field_direct; 19.16 mysql_fetch_fields; 19.17 mysql_fetch_lengths; 19.18 mysql_fetch_row; 19.19 mysql_field_seek; 19.20 mysql_field_tell; 19.21 mysql_free_result; 19.22 mysql_get_client_info; 19.23 mysql_get_host_info; 19.24 mysql_get_proto_info; 19.25 mysql_get_server_info; 19.26 mysql_info; 19.27 mysql_init; 19.28 mysql_insert_id; 19.29 mysql_kill; 19.30 mysql_list_dbs; 19.31 mysql_list_fields; 19.32 mysql_list_processes; 19.33 mysql_list_tables; 19.34 mysql_num_fields; 19.35 mysql_num_rows; 19.36 mysql_ping; 19.37 mysql_query; 19.38 mysql_real_connect; 19.39 mysql_real_query; 19.40 mysql_reload; 19.41 mysql_row_tell; 19.42 mysql_select_db; 19.43 mysql_shutdown; 19.44 mysql_stat; 19.45 mysql_store_result; 19.46 mysql_thread_id; 19.47 mysql_use_result; 19.48 mSQL C API; 19.49 msqlConnect; 19.50 msqlSelectDB; 19.51 msqlQuery; 19.52 msqlStoreResult; 19.53 msqlFreeResult; 19.54 msqlFetchRow; 19.55 msqlDataSeek; 19.56 msqlNumRows; 19.57 msqlFetchField; 19.58 msqlFieldSeek; 19.59 msqlNumFields; 19.60 msqlClose; 19.61 msqlListDBs; 19.62 msqlListTables; 19.63 msqlListFields; 19.64 msqlListIndex; Chapter 20: Python Reference; 20.1 Module: MySQL; 20.2 Module: mSQL; Chapter 21: Perl Reference; 21.1 Installation; 21.2 API; 21.3 API; 21.4 API; Chapter 22: JDBC Reference; Colophon;

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Yarger, Randy Jay
King, Tim
Yarger, Randy
Reese, George
O'Reilly Media
Sebastopol, Calif.
Programming - Object Oriented Programming
Programming Languages - SQL
Operating Systems - General
Programming - Software Development
Database Management - General
Database management
Client-server computing
Relational databases
Sql (computer program language)
Database design
Sql server
Programming Languages -- Handbooks.
Unix (Operating system).
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Computer Books: Database
Database Engineering
General Computers
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