MySQL Crash Course: A Hands-on Introduction to Database Development (Paperback)

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MySQL Crash Course: A Hands-on Introduction to Database Development (Paperback)


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With databases lurking in the background of every website, knowing how to manage them with MySQL is a no-brainer. This practical, hands-on introduction teaches readers all they need to know.

MySQL Crash Course is a fast-paced, no-nonsense introduction to relational database development. It’s filled withpractical examples and expert advice that will have you up and running quickly.

You’ll learn the basics of SQL, how to create a database, craft SQL queries to extract data, and work with events,procedures, and functions. You’ll see how to add constraints to tables to enforce rules about permitted data and useindexes to accelerate data retrieval. You’ll even explore how to call MySQL from PHP, Python, and Java.

Three final projects will show you how to build a weather database from scratch, use triggers to prevent errors in anelection database, and use views to protect sensitive data in a salary database.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Query database tables for specific information, order the results, comment SQL code, and deal with null values
  • Define table columns to hold strings, integers, and dates, and determine what data types to use
  • Join multiple database tables as well as use temporary tables, common table expressions, derived tables, andsubqueries
  • Add, change, and remove data from tables, create views based on specific queries, write reusable stored routines, and automate and schedule events

The perfect quick-start resource for database developers, MySQL Crash Course will arm you with the tools you needto build and manage fast, powerful, and secure MySQL-based data storage systems.
Rick Silva is a software developer with decades of database experience. Silva has worked at Harvard Business School, Zipcar, and various financial services companies. A Boston native and a Boston College alum, he now lives in the Raleigh, North Carolina area with his wife Patti and his dog Dixie. When he's not joining database tables, he's playing banjo at a local bluegrass jam.
Product Details ISBN: 9781718503007
ISBN-10: 1718503008
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
“A fantastic resource for anyone who wants to learn about MySQL . . . and an excellent refresher for more seasoned developers.”
—Scott Stroz, MySQL Developer Advocate

“Understand not just the 'what,' but the 'why' behind MySQL development."
—Steven Sian, Web and Mobile Application Developer

"If you’re looking to learn MySQL (and specifically 8.0) quickly and efficiently, Rick Silva’s [MySQL Crash Course] is the perfect resource. With its practical approach, clear examples, and step-by-step guidance, as [a] developer, this book will help you master MySQL!"
—Frédéric Descamps, MySQL Architect at Oracle and technical reviewer of MySQL Crash Course