MySQL, Fourth Edition:
by Paul DuBois

MySQL, Fourth Edition: <br>by Paul DuBois
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The Definitive Guide to Using, Programming, and Administering MySQL 5.0 and 5.1

MySQL is an open source relational database management system 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.

In MySQL, Paul DuBois provides a comprehensive guide to using and administering MySQL effectively and productively. He 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 fourth edition of this bestselling book has been meticulously revised and updated to thoroughly cover the latest features and capabilities of MySQL 5.0, as well as to add new coverage of features introduced with MySQL 5.1.


  • Introduction 1
  • Part I: General MySQL Use
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with MySQL 13
  • Chapter 2: Using SQL to Manage Data 101
  • Chapter 3: Data Types 201
  • Chapter 4: Stored Programs 289
  • Chapter 5: Query Optimization 303
  • Part II: Using MySQL Programming Interfaces
  • Chapter 6: Introduction to MySQL Programming 341
  • Chapter 7: Writing MySQL Programs Using C 359
  • Chapter 8: Writing MySQL Programs Using Perl DBI 435
  • Chapter 9: Writing MySQL Programs Using PHP 527
  • Part III: MySQL Administration
  • Chapter 10: Introduction to MySQL Administration 579
  • Chapter 11: The MySQL Data Directory 585
  • Chapter 12: General MySQL Administration 609
  • Chapter 13: Access Control and Security 699
  • Chapter 14: Database Maintenance, Backups, and Replication 737
  • Part IV: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Obtaining and Installing Software 777
  • Appendix B: Data Type Reference 797
  • Appendix C: Operator and Function Reference 813
  • Appendix D: System, Status, and User Variable Reference 889
  • Appendix E: SQL Syntax Reference 937
  • Appendix F: MySQL Program Reference 1037

    Note: Appendixes G, H, and I are located online and are accessible either by registering this book at or by visiting
  • Appendix G: C API Reference 1121
  • Appendix H: Perl DBI API Reference 1177
  • Appendix I: PHP API Reference 1207
  • Index 1225

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    Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional/Developer's Library
    Page Count (est.): 1197
    ISBN10: 0672329387
    ISBN13: 9780672329388
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 8/31/2008