Synopses & Reviews
MySQL and Perl for the Web
provides a much-needed handbook for database and Web developers seeking an extensive and detailed guide for using the combination of MySQL and Perl to build dynamic and interactive database-backed Web sites. It shows how to use Perl's DBI database access module, pairing it with with the CGI.pm module that allows Web pages and forms to be generated and processed easily. These tools provide developers with a solid foundation for creating applications that incorporate database content to create dynamic, up-to-date Web sites.
The book employs a practical learn-by-doing approach that demonstrates development techniques by building complete applications, not just fragmentary pieces. It shows what to do at each step of the way during the process of building live, working examples. Applications are fully explained so you can understand how they work and apply the techniques they illustrate to your own projects.
About the Author
began his involvement with MySQL after recoiling in horror at the complexities of dealing with a database from one of the larger commercial vendors, and with its customer support mechanism. Turning to MySQL for relief proved to have unforeseen and unexpected consequences: first as the opportunity to contribute to the MySQL Reference Manual, then to writing "MySQL" with New Riders, and most recently to his present employment with NuSphere, a company actively involved in MySQL development, promotion, and training.
Paul's responsibilities and interests have at one time or another involved database development, Web site development and management, mailing list management, system administration, and TCP/IP and AppleTalk networking. He's considered a leader in the MySQL and Open Source communities.
Table of Contents
1: Getting Connected—Putting Your Database on the Web.
2: Performance Issues.
3: Form Processing.
5: Session Management and Authentication.
6: Security and Privacy Considerations.
7: E-Commerce Topics.
Appendix A: Obtaining Software.
Appendix B: Other References/Further Reading.