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A concise introduction to the fundamentals of working with MySQL.
MySQL is an open-source relational database management system that is rapidly growing in popularity. Known for its speed, reliability, and ease of use, MySQL has proven itself to be particularly well suited both for beginners and for experienced developers to create sophisticated database-backed Web sites and applications.
MySQL Tutorial is a clear, concise introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of working with MySQL. It teaches the beginning MySQL user how to create and administer powerful databases that can be used at home, at work, and on the Web.
Whether you are a novice to databases or a technical professional looking to find out more about how MySQL works, MySQL Tutorial efficiently guides you through the information you need in order to get started with MySQL and quickly become proficient.
The "MySQL Tutorial" consists of a series of short, very concise chapters, each on a tightly targeted topic, with a task-oriented focus. Each chapter is written so it can be read in a single sitting and be easily digested.
A concise tutorial on the basics of MySQL an open source database. The text has been organised and written to guide the reader step-by-step through the fundamentals of using, programming and administering MySQL databases.
About the Author
is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He chooses to use Open Source software whenever practical and evangelizes the advantages of this approach as widely as possible. He has spoken to audiences in Australia, North America, and Europe about MySQL, PHP, and other Open Source topics. He has taught a wide variety of technical topics to university students and professionals, but he specializes in Internet-related topics.
Laura Thomson is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She has taught a wide variety of courses with a Web and Internet focus and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Web Mining. She speaks at conferences around the globe and has delivered training at organizations as diverse as Ericsson and Lonely Planet. Previously, Laura has worked for Telstra and the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a first-class honors degree in Computer Systems Engineering and a degree (with distinction) in Computer Science. In her spare time, she rides her horses, feeds her menagerie of animals, and occasionally speaks to Luke about something nontechnical.
Table of Contents
I. MySQL Basics. 1. Installing MySQL.
2. Quick Tour.
II. Designing and Creating Databases with MySQL. 3. Database Design Crash Course.
4. Creating Databases, Tables and Indexes.
III. Using MySQL. 5. Inserting, Deleting, and Updating Data.
6. Querying MySQL.
7. Advanced Queries.
8. Using MySQL Built-in Functions with SELECT.
IV. MySQL Table Types and Transactions. 9. Understanding MySQL's Table Types.
10. Using Transactions with InnoDB Tables.
V. Administering MySQL. 11. Managing User Privileges.
12. Configuring MySQL.
13. Administering Your Database.
14. Backup and Disaster Recovery.
15. Securing Your MySQL Installation.
16. Replicating Your Database.
VI. Optimizing MySQL. 17. Optimizing Your MySQL Server Configuration.
18. Optimizing Your Database.
19. Optimizing Your Queries.