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Description - MySQL Reference Manual by Michael Widenius

This comprehensive reference manual covers issues at all stages in MySQL use, from installation problems through performance tuning. Included are suggested uses of privileges to enhance security, many performance tips, and a sophisticated guide to error recovery. It also offers a thorough comparison of MySQL with SQL standards and other databases. This version covers MySQL 4.0. Topics covered in this manual range from the hitches you may run in to when first installing MySQL to internals that should help you tune your queries. The manual contains comprehensive reference material for building the product, running administrative utilities, and using various API as well as MySQL's version of SQL. Also included in the book are: a comparison of MySQL with SQL standards and other databases; a discussion of privileges and suggested uses of privileges to enhance security; directions for replicating a database and for running several MySQL servers on a single system; directions for initializing a database from a flat file; guidelines for estimating the performance of different queries; a discussion of optimization, with reference to the implementation of MySQL; investigations of the differences between data types and the pros and cons of each type of number, string, or timest amp; an extended inquiry into the effects of using delayed inserts; a candid explanation of why various errors occur and how to recover from them; tips for weighted, full-text searches; detailed descriptions of the features, strengths, and weaknesses of available table formats; and a guide to adding new functions to MySQL.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596002657
ISBN-10: 0596002653
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 810
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Widenius

Michael "Monty" Widenius, CTO and Co-founder: Monty Widenius has written 95 percent of the server code in MySQL. His database software programming dates back to 1978, and his working with TCX DataKonsult AB to 1981. Since 1995, he has been the primary force behind MySQL, devoting his time to product development, answering emails, attending conferences and educating MySQL developers. The MySQL team is made up of 15 developers from all over the world. Their goal is to promote the use and development of MySQL worldwide and to make MySQL the best and most-used database in the world. David Axmark, Co-founder: David Axmark is one of the founders of MySQL and worked with the product well before it had a name. He has worked as a consultant and software developer for nearly 20 years. Interested in free software since the early '80s, David has been committed to developing a successful business model through open source software.