The implementation of stored procedures in MySQL 5.0 a huge
milestone -- one that is expected to lead to widespread enterprise adoption of
the already extremely popular MySQL database. If you are serious about
building the web-based database applications of the future, you need to
get up to speed quickly on how stored procedures work -- and how to
build them the right way. This book, destined to be the bible of stored
procedure development, is a resource that no real MySQL programmer can
afford to do without.
In the decade since MySQL burst on the scene, it has become the
dominant open source database, with capabilities and performance
rivaling those of commercial RDBMS offerings like Oracle and SQL
Server. Along with Linux and PHP, MySQL is at the heart of millions of
applications. And now, with support for stored procedures, functions,
and triggers in MySQL 5.0, MySQL offers the programming power needed
for true enterprise use.
MySQL's new procedural language has a straightforward syntax, making it
easy to write simple programs. But it's not so easy to write secure,
easily maintained, high-performance, and bug-free programs. Few in the
MySQL world have substantial experience yet with stored procedures, but
Guy Harrison and Steven Feuerstein have decades of combined expertise.
In "MySQL Stored Procedure Programming," they put
that hard-won experience to good use. Packed with code examples and covering
everything from language basics to application building to advanced
tuning and best practices, this highly readable book is the one-stop
guide to MySQL development. It consists of four majorsections:
MySQL stored programming fundamentals -- tutorial, basic
statements, SQL in stored programs, and error handling
Building MySQL stored programs -- transaction handling,
built-in functions, stored functions, and triggers
MySQL stored programs in applications -- using stored
programs with PHP, Java, Perl, Python, and .NET (C# and VB.NET)
Optimizing MySQL stored programs -- security, basic and
advanced SQL tuning, optimizing stored program code, and programming
A companion web site contains many thousands of lines of code, that you
can put to use immediately.
Guy Harrison is Chief Architect of Database Solutions at Quest Software
and a frequent speaker and writer on MySQL topics. Steven Feuerstein is
the author of "Oracle PL/SQL Programming," the classic reference for Oracle stored programming for more than ten years. Both have decades of experience as database developers, and between them they have authored a dozen books.