What Is MySQL

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Introduction to MySQL as part of L.A.M.P.

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  • What Is MySQL

    1. 1. What’s MySQL?<br />
    2. 2. Explicit Answer<br />The “M” in L.A.M.P.<br />Relational database system acting a server<br />Provides multi-user access to databases<br />Code available under GNU General Public License<br />Developed by for-profit Swedish company; development began in 1994; now owned by Oracle<br />
    3. 3. But What’s A Database?<br />
    4. 4. Closets : Before & After<br />
    5. 5. Other Analogies<br />Address Book<br />Card Catalog<br />Filing Cabinets<br />Recipe Box<br />Sock Drawer!<br />Spreadsheet<br />
    6. 6. One Definition<br />“A container where information can be collected, stored, added, updated & you don't lose the history” @petechee<br />
    7. 7. MySQL Is A Container But So Is MSFT SQL and Oracle <br />
    8. 8. Terms<br />Table : fields (columns) and rows<br />SQL : structured query language<br />Query : using SQL to ask the database a question<br />
    9. 9. Importance<br />Most widely-used OSDB<br />Part of many high-profile, large-scale web sites, including Facebook, Flickr, Google,Wikipedia<br />Essential part of WordPress<br />Facilitates separation of content from presentation in web sites<br />
    10. 10. Credits<br />Closets : blog.organizedspaces.com<br />Author : Kathy E. Gill, @kegill<br />CC : attribution, non-commercial, share&share alike<br />

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