Using MySQL Stored Programs with Python

Python is an open source, object-oriented, cross-platform language commonly used for system administration, application development, and many other purposes. Python is often used in very similar types of applications as Perl. However, Python devotees believe that Python offers many advantages over Perl in that it is natively object oriented, results in more readable and maintainable code, and enables greater programmer productivity, especially for large-scale developments. (Perl devotees have a different opinion, of course!)

The Python language includes a specification for a vendor-independent database-access API, the Python Database API Specification v2.0. You can find the specification for this API at http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0249.html. The MySQL implementation of this API is called MySQLdb , and is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mysql-python.

In this chapter we will review how to interact with a MySQL database using Python and the MySQLdb module, and explain how to exploit MySQL stored programs through this interface.

Part I: Stored Programming Fundamentals

Introduction to MySQL Stored Programs

MySQL Stored Programming Tutorial

Language Fundamentals

Blocks, Conditional Statements, and Iterative Programming

Using SQL in Stored Programming

Error Handling

Part II: Stored Program Construction

Creating and Maintaining Stored Programs

Transaction Management

MySQL Built-in Functions

Stored Functions

Triggers

Part III: Using MySQL Stored Programs in Applications

Using MySQL Stored Programs in Applications

Using MySQL Stored Programs with PHP

Using MySQL Stored Programs with Java

Using MySQL Stored Programs with Perl

Using MySQL Stored Programs with Python

Using MySQL Stored Programs with .NET

Part IV: Optimizing Stored Programs

Stored Program Security

Tuning Stored Programs and Their SQL

Basic SQL Tuning

Advanced SQL Tuning

Optimizing Stored Program Code

Best Practices in MySQL Stored Program Development

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MySQL Stored Procedure Programming
MySQL Stored Procedure Programming
ISBN: 0596100892
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 208
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