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Learning MySQLby Seyed Tahaghoghi
Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're running a business, keeping track of members andmeetings for a club, or just trying to organize a large and diversecollection of information, you'll find the MySQL database engineuseful for answering questions such as:
MySQL, the most popular open-source database, offers the power ofa relational database in a package that's easy to set up andadminister, and Learning MySQL provides all the tools you need toget started. This densely packed tutorial includes detailedinstructions to help you set up and design an effective database,create powerful queries using SQL, configure MySQL for improvedsecurity, and squeeze information out of your data.
After covering the basics, the book travels far into MySQL'ssubtleties, including complex queries and joins, how to interact withthe database over the Web using PHP or Perl, and importanthouse-keeping such as backups and security.
The authors, Saied Tahaghoghi and Hugh E. Williams, have careers inacademia and business, and share a keen interest in research intosearch technologies.
Whether you've never touched a database or have already completedsome MySQL projects, you'll find insights in Learning MySQLthat 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 ofComputer Science and Information Technology. He has a bachelor'sdegree in electronics engineering, a master's degree in computerengineering, and a PhD in computer science, and loves tinkering withboth hardware and software. Saied is a member of the RMIT SearchEngine Group, and supervises research on text, image, video, and coderetrieval. He teaches courses on web technologies and security, andis frequently asked to consult on projects by industry. Saied wasborn in Iran, but has spent almost equal parts of his life in Iran,England, Pakistan, and Australia, and is a fervent advocate of dialogbetween civilizations. His home page ishttp://saied.tahaghoghi.com.
Hugh E. Williams is a software design engineer at Microsoft's WindowsLive Search in Redmond, WA. Previously, he was the AssociateProfessor in Information Retrieval at RMIT University in Melbourne,Australia. He's published over 70 research papers and holds around 10patents, mostly in the search engine area. When not at work Hughlikes to hang out with his family, exercise, watch Richmond playfooty, and learn about baseball. Hugh has a PhD from RMIT University.His home page is http://hughwilliams.com.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Installing MySQL Chapter 3: Using the MySQL Monitor Using MySQL Chapter 4: Modeling and Designing Databases Chapter 5: Basic SQL Chapter 6: Working with Database Structures Chapter 7: Advanced Querying Chapter 8: Doing More with MySQL Chapter 9: Managing Users and Privileges Advanced Topics Chapter 10: Backups and Recovery Chapter 11: Using an Options File Chapter 12: Configuring and Tuning the Server Web Database Applications with PHP Chapter 13: Web Database Applications Chapter 14: PHP Chapter 15: A PHP Application: The Wedding Gift Registry Interacting with MySQL Using Perl Chapter 16: Perl Chapter 17: Using Perl with MySQL Chapter 18: Serving Perl Pages to the Web Appendix Colophon
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