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Expert MySQL by Charles A. Bell

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CHAPTER 6Embedded MySQL

The MySQL server is well known for its lightweight and high-performance features, but did you know it can also be used as an embedded database for your enterprise applications? This chapter explains the concepts of embedded applications and how to use the MySQL C API for creating your own embedded MySQL applications. I'll introduce you to the techniques for compiling the embedded server and writing applications for both Linux and Windows.

Building Embedded Applications

Numerous applications have been built using lightweight database systems as internal data storage. If you use Microsoft Windows as your primary desktop operating system, the chances are you have seen or used at least one application that uses the Microsoft ...

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