MySQL in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

When you need to find the right SQL keyword or MySQL client command-line option right away, turn to this convenient reference, known for the same speed and flexibility as the system it covers so thoroughly. MySQL is packed with so many capabilities that the odds of remembering a particular function or statement at the right moment are pretty slim. With MySQL in a Nutshell, you get the details you need, day in and day out, in one concise and extremely well organized book.

The new edition contains all the commands and programming information for version 5.1, including new features and language interfaces. It’s ideal for anyone using MySQL, from novices who need to get up to speed to advanced users who want a handy reference. Like all O’Reilly Nutshell references, it’s easy to use and highly authoritative, written by the editor of the MySQL Knowledge Base at MySQL AB, the creator and owner of MySQL.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • A thorough reference to MySQL statements, functions, and administrative utilities
  • Several tutorial chapters to help newcomers get started
  • Programming language APIs for PHP, Perl, and C
  • Brief tutorials at the beginning of each API chapter to help anyone, regardless of experience level, understand and master unfamiliar territory
  • New chapters on replication, triggers, and stored procedures
  • Plenty of new examples of how MySQL is used in practice
  • Useful tips to help you get through the most difficult subjects

Whether you employ MySQL in a mission-critical, heavy-use environment or for applications that are more modest, this book puts a wealth of easy-to-find information at your fingertips, saving you hundreds of hours of trial and error and tedious online searching. If you’re ready to take advantage of everything MySQL has to offer, MySQL in a Nutshell has precisely what it takes.

Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction and Tutorials
Chapter 1. Introduction to MySQL
Chapter 2. Installing MySQL
Chapter 3. MySQL Basics

Part II: SQL Statements and Functions
Chapter 4. Security and User Statements and Functions
Chapter 5. Database and Table Schema Statements
Chapter 6. Data Manipulation Statements and Functions
Chapter 7. Table and Server Administration Statements and Functions
Chapter 8. Replication Statements and Functions
Chapter 9. Stored Routines Statements
Chapter 10. Aggregate Clauses, Aggregate Functions, and Subqueries
Chapter 11. String Functions
Chapter 12. Date and Time Functions
Chapter 13. Mathematical Functions
Chapter 14. Flow Control Functions

Part III: MySQL Server and Client Tools
Chapter 15. MySQL Server and Client
Chapter 16. Command-Line Utilities

Part IV: APIs and Connectors
Chapter 17. C API
Chapter 18. Perl API
Chapter 19. PHP API

Part V: Appendixes
Appendix A. Data Types
Appendix B. Operators
Appendix C. Server and Environment Variables

Book Details

  • Paperback: 566 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596514336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596514334
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