Learning MySQL and MariaDB
Heading in the Right Direction with MySQL and MariaDB
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2015
Pages: 408

If you’re a programmer new to databases—or just new to MySQL and its community-driven variant, MariaDB—you’ve found the perfect introduction. This hands-on guide provides an easy, step-by-step approach to installing, using, and maintaining these popular relational database engines.

Author Russell Dyer, Curriculum Manager at MariaDB and former editor of the MySQL Knowledge Base, takes you through database design and the basics of data management and manipulation, using real-world examples and many practical tips. Exercises and review questions help you practice what you’ve just learned.

  • Create and alter MySQL tables and specify fields and columns within them
  • Learn how to insert, select, update, delete, join, and subquery data, using practical examples
  • Use built-in string functions to find, extract, format, and convert text from columns
  • Learn functions for mathematical or statistical calculations, and for formatting date and time values
  • Perform administrative duties such as managing user accounts, backing up databases, and importing large amounts of data
  • Use APIs to connect and query MySQL and MariaDB with PHP and other languages
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Look anywhere else to learn MySQL or MariaDB

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      This book is littered with errors including but not limited to incorrect code, incomplete companion data i.e. there are tables missing in the "full" database, and noncorresponding examples.

      For how many blatant errors, genuine blunders and a writing quality that can best be described as adolescent makes me question if the book was edited.

      I have never purchased an O'Reilly book that was so haphazardly produced. Anyone learning MySQL or MariaDB would be better off studying the source documentation.

       
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      Concise and easy to understand.

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          Great book!

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