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PHP 5 Unleashed by John Coggeshall

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Chapter 23. Introduction to Databases

Almost every significant Web application found on the Internet today relies on some sort of database to keep track of the incredible amount of data generated by visitors. Although many types of database designs exist, the most scalable and common type is something called a relational database management system (or RDBMS). The principals of an RDBMS system are common to almost every major database package such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.

Using the MySQL Client

To follow along with the examples in this chapter, you will need to be familiar with using the MySQL client to access your database server. Although some graphical clients are available, this chapter ...

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