MySQL, and the APIs used for interacting with it, are so rich and complex that it's hard to remember all the possible nuances. MySQL in a Nutshell provides the syntax with explanations that are easy to understand, along with examples to help you obtain a comprehensive view and a layout that makes retrieving information quick and simple. After introductory material on installing and formulating 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.
All function and API listings are provided with a wealth of examples based on realistic applications, to show how the features can benefit you and make for simpler, faster, more productive queries. The information in this book can make every MySQL user more productive-novice and veteran alike.