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MySQL Bible (Bible)

"The "MySQL Bible" introduces the essential concepts and skills youll need to get started with MySQL." Jeremy Zawodny, Senior Editor of Linux Magazine and the MySQL database expert at Yahoo! Finance

If MySQL can do it, you can do it too...

MySQL is the leading open source relational database management system. Its powerful, its stable, and best of all, its free. Covering everything from RDBMS basics to advanced topics such as replication, database veteran Steve Suehring shows you how to put together and maintain your own MySQL database system. Whether youre a database newcomer who needs help with the command line interface, an administrator who wants tips on security and performance tuning, or a developer looking for the lowdown on building MySQL-enabled Perl, PHP, Java, and ODBC applications, this is the only guide you need to harness the power of MySQL.

Inside, youll find complete coverage of MySQL

  • Install MySQL on a Linux, Windows, or Mac system
  • Get the scoop on database design
  • Take control of MySQL using the command line interface
  • Configure MySQL for any sized system and implement security
  • Debug databases and servers and tune performance
  • Build applications using Perl, PHP, and ODBC
  • Find out how to handle MySQL replication
  • Integrate Linux services with PAM-MySQL/NSS-MySQL
  • Harness NuSphere enhancements to MySQL
  • Use phpMyAdmin for MySQL administration through the Web

Bonus CD-ROM

  • Sample code from the book
  • Perl DBI
  • PHP and phpMyAdmin
  • Apache
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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. PART 1: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Relational Database Management. Chapter 2: Preparing for Installation Chapter 3: Linux Installation. Chapter 4: Windows Installation. Chapter 5: Macintosh Installation. Chapter 6: Starting MySQL. Chapter 7: Database Concepts and Design. PART II: SQL Essentials. Chapter 8: Command Line Interface (CLI). Chapter 9: SQL According to MySQL. Chapter 10: Database and Data. PART III: Administration. Chapter 11: Server Configurations. Chapter 12: Security. Chapter 13: Debugging and Repairing Databases. Chapter 14: Performance Tuning. PART IV: Development. Chapter 15: Perl Development. Chapter 16: PHP Development. Chapter 17: ODBC/JDBC. PART V: Advanced Performance. Chapter 18: Replication. Chapter 19: Integration of Internet Services. Chapter 20: NuSphere Enhanced MySQL. PART VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Application Reference. Appendix B: Language Reference. Appendix C: Function and Operator Reference. Appendix D: Datatype Reference. Appendix E: Glossary. Appendix F: About the CD ROM. Index.

About the Author

Steve Suehring (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) is currently a Systems Engineer at CoreComm, a 350,000 user Internet Provider. In addition to his other responsibilities, Steve maintains authentication infrastructure using MySQL as the database backend. Steve has built numerous applications with both the Oracle and MySQL databases. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Design Associate, and Cisco Certified Network Professional. Steve has also written articles for Linux Magazine.

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