MySQL for Other Applications: Introduction
- MySQL for Other Applications
- Other applications
- If you’re going to use MySQL to display information on the web or in another application, you will eventually need to understand the structure of your database and how to construct SQL queries.
- What is MySQL?
- MySQL is a way of storing databases. Each database contains tables. Each table contains rows and each row contains columns. Rows and columns might be more familiar to you as records and fields.
- The on-line documentation for MySQL is available at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/. The on-line documentation is very comprehensive and useful. If you want print documentation, I recommend the New Riders book, “MySQL” by Paul DuBois. It is a well-written reference to using MySQL that covers the issues most likely to arise.