O'Reilly Releases the Eagerly Anticipated Book: "MySQL and mSQL"
Sebastopol, CA--MySQL and mSQL are popular and robust database products
that support key subsets of SQL on both Linux and UNIX systems. Both
products are free for non-profit use and cost a small amount for
commercial use. "A recent study predicted that within the next few
years, over one quarter of all Internet servers will run Linux," says
Randy Jay Yeager, co-author of the just released book "MySQL and mSQL"
(O'Reilly $34.95) "Throw in the rest of the Unixes and you have the
largest single population of servers on the Internet. MySQL and mSQL
are the choice for inexpensive database solutions in this realm. Their
popularity grew with the Internet and the World Wide Web and their rate
of growth only seems to be increasing."
Even a small organization or Web site has uses for a database. Perhaps
you keep track of all your customers and find that your information is
outgrowing the crude, flat-file format you started with. Or you want to
ask your Web site's visitors for their interests and preferences and
put up a fresh Web page that tallies the results. Or your catalog is on
your web site, and you want to be able to change prices or add items
without hand-editing html files. "Our book enables the beginning and
intermediate user to quickly design and deploy fast, scalable and
efficient database solutions with MySQL and mSQL. In particular, it
goes in depth to cover the fast growing realm of database-backed Web
sites," explains Yeager.
Unlike commercial databases, MySQL and mSQL are affordable and easy to
use. If you know basic C, Java, Perl, or Python, you can quickly write
a program to interact with your database. In addition, you can embed
queries and updates right in an HTML file so that a Web page becomes
its own interface to the database. This new book is written for anyone
who wants to run a database-backed Internet Web-site, or anyone who
needs a fast, scalable, efficient database solution. "The demand for
MySQL is growing rapidly, and developers need a high quality reference
so that they can use it effectively," says co-author Tim King. MySQL and
MSQL takes you through the whole process from installation and
configuration to programming interfaces and basic administration.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index,
author bios, and sample chapter, see:
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MySQL & mSQL
By Randy Jay Yarger, George Reese & Tim King
1st Edition July 1999 (US)
1-56592-434-7, 506 pages, $34.95 (US$)