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Installation overview

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MySQL can be complicated to install. For our purposes we're using MySQL in a learning environment

Installation overview

MySQL can be complicated to install. Because of it's client-server architecture, the database server itself typically installed on a headless server, that is a server without a screen or keyboard that is managed remotely. The process of installing the MySQL server software very significantly, and is dependent upon a number of factors including. The server operating system, the server environment, the database application, and many other considerations.

For our purposes we're using MySQL in a learning environment so this installation will be on a Desktop operating system. Either Windows or Mac OS 10. And it will be the same machine that you'll be using for testing. So, even though MySQL is a database server, it will be running on the same machine as the web client you'll be using for testing and learning. For the purposes of following the exercises in this course, I provided a web based MySQL client called SID SQL interactive demonstrator.

SID is written in php. So, in addition to requiring a MySQL server, it also requires a web server that supports php. You use it with a standard web browser. The good news is that there is an excellent cross platform package called XAMPP that includes MySQL, the Apache web server and PHP. In this chapter, I'll show you how to install and configure XAMPP for use with this course. If you're using a Desktop operating system other than Windows or Mac OS 10 you may still be able to install this environment, but you'll need to modify these instructions yourself.

If you have access to an existing MySQL installation that you can use for testing and learning purposes. You may use that, and you don't need to follow these instructions. Of course, your screen will look different and you will have different procedures for entering and executing database queries, but I presume that if you have your own environment you already know how to use it. You'll also need a plain text editor. This is different than a word processor. A word processor is designed for writing documents and includes a lot of formatting information along with the text.

That formatting information will actually interfere with the SQL code in the example files, so. A word processor will not work for this purpose. Unfortunately, both the Notepad program that ships with Windows and the Text Edit program that ships with Mac OS 10, are not well suited for this purpose. For Windows I suggest Notepad ++. For Mac OS 10 I suggest Text Wrangler, these are both excellent text editors and they are both free. In the rest of this chapter, I'll show you how to install and configure this testing environment on both Windows and Mac computers.

It's a fairly simple process but it does require a few details. So I've split it up into three movies. If you're using a Windows based computer, you'll want to watch installing XAMMP on Windows, setting up MySQL users, and installing SID on WIndows. If you're using a Mac with OS10 you'll want to watch these movies. Installing XAMMP on a Mac, setting up MySQL users, and installing SID on a Mac. So let's get started installing the test environment.

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MySQL Essential Training

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  1. 4m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 31s
    3. What is MySQL?
      1m 48s
  2. 45m 37s
    1. Installation overview
      3m 16s
    2. Installing XAMPP on Windows
      5m 55s
    3. Installing XAMPP on the Mac
      6m 38s
    4. Setting up MySQL users
      11m 31s
    5. Installing SID on Windows
      5m 43s
    6. Installing SID on the Mac
      6m 6s
    7. Installing time zone support in MySQL on Windows
      6m 28s
  3. 45m 43s
    1. The SELECT statement
      3m 57s
    2. Selecting rows
      4m 57s
    3. Selecting columns
      3m 8s
    4. Sorting results with ORDER BY
      2m 58s
    5. Filtering results with WHERE
      3m 52s
    6. Filtering results with LIKE and IN
      3m 41s
    7. Filtering results with regular expressions
      8m 21s
    8. Inserting rows
      4m 9s
    9. Updating rows
      2m 21s
    10. Deleting rows
      2m 25s
    11. Literal strings
      3m 12s
    12. Understanding NULL
      2m 42s
  4. 41m 47s
    1. Creating a database
      4m 30s
    2. Creating a table
      7m 18s
    3. Creating indexes
      6m 8s
    4. Controlling column behavior with constraints
      4m 46s
    5. Creating an ID column
      6m 58s
    6. Using foreign key constraints
      7m 58s
    7. Altering a table
      4m 9s
  5. 28m 56s
    1. What are data types?
      4m 1s
    2. Numeric types
      5m 21s
    3. String types
      2m 58s
    4. Date and time types
      7m 2s
    5. Bit type
      2m 26s
    6. Boolean values
      2m 15s
    7. Enumeration types
      4m 53s
  6. 32m 34s
    1. String functions
      6m 57s
    2. Numeric functions
      6m 2s
    3. Date and time functions
      4m 12s
    4. Time zones in MySQL
      3m 37s
    5. Formatting dates
      1m 51s
    6. Aggregate functions
      5m 45s
    7. Flow control with CASE
      4m 10s
  7. 7m 6s
    1. Maintaining database integrity with transactions
      4m 46s
    2. Using transactions for performance
      2m 20s
  8. 16m 49s
    1. Updating a table with a trigger
      5m 11s
    2. Preventing automatic updates with a trigger
      7m 29s
    3. Logging transactions with a trigger
      4m 9s
  9. 14m 11s
    1. Creating a simple subselect
      3m 23s
    2. Searching within a result set
      3m 53s
    3. Creating a view
      3m 32s
    4. Creating a joined view
      3m 23s
  10. 12m 26s
    1. Understanding MySQL stored routines
      2m 0s
    2. Creating a stored function
      4m 34s
    3. Creating a stored procedure
      5m 52s
  11. 14m 4s
    1. The multi-platform PDO interface
      3m 44s
    2. Executing the SQL
      4m 8s
    3. Implementing auto-increment IDs
      2m 3s
    4. Using a stored funciton
      4m 9s
  12. 1m 3s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 3s

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