MySQL, Fifth Edition by Paul DuBois The definitive guide to using, programming and administering MySQL 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 MySQL provides a comprehensive guide to effectively using and administering the MySQL database management system (DBMS). Author Paul DuBois describes everything from the basics of getting information into a database and formulating queries, to using MySQL with PHP or Perl to generate dynamic web pages, to writing your own programs that access MySQL databases, to administering MySQL servers. The book also includes a comprehensive reference section providing detailed information on MySQL's structure, language, syntax, and APIs. The fifth edition of this bestselling book has been meticulously revised and updated to thoroughly cover the latest features and capabilities of MySQL 5.5, as well as to add new coverage of features introduced with MySQL 5.6. MySQL is an open source relational database management system (DBMS) that has experienced a phenomenal growth in popularity and use. Known for its speed and ease of use, MySQL has proven itself to be particularly well-suited for developing database-backed websites and applications. MySQL runs on anything from modest hardware all the way up to enterprise servers, and its performance rivals any database system put up against it. Paul DuBois' MySQL, Fifth Edition, is the definitive guide to fully exploiting all the power and versatility of MySQL 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 Contents at a Glance Part I: General MySQL Use Chapter 1 Getting Started with MySQL Chapter 2 Using SQL to Manage Data Chapter 3 Data Types Chapter 4 Views and Stored Programs Chapter 5 Query Optimization Part II: Using MySQL Programming Interfaces Chapter 6 Introduction to MySQL Programming Chapter 7 Writing MySQL Programs Using C Chapter 8 Writing MySQL Programs Using Perl DBI Chapter 9 Writing MySQL Programs Using PHP Part III: MySQL Administration Chapter 10 Introduction to MySQL Administration Chapter 11 The MySQL Data Directory Chapter 12 General MySQL Administration Chapter 13 Security and Access Control Chapter 14 Database Maintenance, Backups, and Replication Part IV: Appendixes Appendix A Software Required to Use This Book Appendix B Data Type Reference Appendix C Operator and Function Reference Appendix D System, Status, and User Variable Reference Appendix E SQL Syntax Reference Appendix F MySQL Program Reference Online Appendixes: Appendix G C API ReferenceAppendix H Perl DBI API Reference Appendix I PHP API Reference
Paul DuBois is a writer, database administrator, and leader in the open source and MySQL communities. He has contributed to the online documentation for MySQL and is the author of MySQL and Perl for the Web (New Riders), MySQL Cookbook, Using csh and tcsh, and Software Portability with imake (O'Reilly). He is currently a technical writer with the MySQL documentation team at Oracle Corporation.