Wednesday, May 18, 2005

MySQL in a Nutshell

Much of our work, as catalogers, deals with databases. MySQL in a Nutshell is a new book from O'Reilly about the Open Source database.
After introductory information on installing and formatting queries to MySQL, the book presents a reference listing of MySQL's features. Contents include:
  • SQL statements, with the clauses of the more complicated statements broken into groups of related functionality for easier reading
  • Functions provided by MySQL
  • Arguments and configuration options for the mysqld server
  • Arguments for the terminal client and a number of MySQL-related utilities, both within and outside the core distribution
  • API functions for Perl, PHP, and C

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