From the Back Cover
MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems available, powering everything from Internet powerhouses to individual corporate databases to simple end-user applications, and everything in between. And this book will teach you all you need to know to be immediately productive with MySQL. By working through 30 highly focused hands-on lessons, yourMySQL Crash Coursewill be both easier and more effective than you'd have thought possible. Learn how to:
Retrieve and sort data
Filter data using comparisons, regular expressions, full text search, and much more
Join relational data
Create and alter tables
Insert, update, and delete data
Leverage the power of stored procedures and triggers
Use views and Cursors
Manage transactional processing
Create user accounts and manage security via access control
Ben Fortais Macromedia's Senior Technical Evangelist, and has almost 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. Ben is the author of the best-sellingSams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes(now in its third edition, and translated into over a dozen languages),ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, andAdvanced ColdFusion Development(both published by Que Publishing),Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on SQL, Flash, JSP, HomeSite, WAP, Windows 2000, and other subjects.
About the Author
is Macromedia Corporation's product evangelist for the ColdFusion product line. Ben has over 15 years of experience in the computer industry, and spent 6 years as part of the development team responsible for creating OnTime, one of the most successful calendar and group-scheduling products, with over one million users worldwide. Ben is the author of the popular ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, and its sequel Advanced ColdFusion 4 Application Development. His book Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes
is one of the world's bestselling SQL books with over 100,000 copies sold.