As the most popular open source database system in the world,MySQL boasts ease of implementation, minimal overhead, consistentreliability, and low total cost of ownership. This hands-onresource offers you a complete look at MySQL and explains how toimplement MySQL and access MySQL with various programminglanguages.
Using a task-oriented approach along with numerous helpfulexamples, this book takes you through the steps necessary toinstall MySQL 4.1 on Linux and Windows platforms, create and manageMySQL databases, query and manipulate data, and administer theMySQL database management system. By the end of the book you'llhave a solid foundation for understanding MySQL as a robust,flexible, and easy-to-implement application that has many diverseuses.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers who are new to MySQL but who havesome experience in PHP, Java, or ASP/ASP.NET developingapplications that access backend databases.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programminglanguages and technologies easier than you think, providing astructured, tutorial format that will guide you through all thetechniques involved.
Geoff Moes is a software architect and developer who hasdesigned and implemented databases in MySQL as well as havingdesigned and implemented software systems in PHP, Java/J2EE, andASP.NET that have utilized MySQL databases through various databaseconnectivity interfaces. Geoff received his bachelor’s degreein Computer Science from Virginia Tech and has worked in thesoftware industry for 18 years. He specializes in software anddatabase architecture and development as it relates to Webbasedsystems. He has worked with several database products in additionto MySQL, including SQL Server, DB2, and Oracle. He has alsodeveloped a variety of software applications that have connected tovarious databases using several different languages and platformsincluding Java J2EE/JDBC/EJB, C++/ODBC, andASP.NET/ODBC/OLEDB.
Geoff’s publishing credits include “Passing ArraysBetween Jscript and C++” (September 7, 2000, ASPToday.com,under WROX) and three articles published in Windows & .NETMagazine (online): “Common Internet Hacker Attacks”(December 1, 1998), “Remote Web Administration, Part 2”(November 1, 1998), and “Remote Web Administration, Part1” (October 1, 1998). Geoff works as an independent softwareconsultant in the Washington D.C. metro area. When he is not infront of the keyboard, he enjoys photography, mountain biking,hiking, and international travel.