Appendix B. Database Function Equivalents
Although most of the examples in this book use a SQL syntax that is specific to MySQL versions 4.1 and greater, you are not absolutely required to use it when writing your web applications. In fact, many companies have an investment in other relational database management systems and want to keep using them.
This appendix shows the equivalent SQL syntax for various table types, operations, and other important aspects of web applications covered in this book. These suggested replacements might not always be the best way to perform the equivalent tasks, but they will most certainly get you started.