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phpMyAdmin Starter

By : Software Freedom Conservancy Inc, Marc Delisle
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phpMyAdmin Starter

By: Software Freedom Conservancy Inc, Marc Delisle

Overview of this book

phpMyAdmin is an extremely popular, free and open source tool intended to easily handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a web browser. It can perform a variety of tasks in order to efficiently manage web databases. With this helpful step-by-step guide, we will build a solid understanding of the core capabilities of phpMyAdmin.If you are new to phpMyAdmin this is the perfect companion for getting you off to a flying start. No previous experience with phpMyAdmin is required as you will be guided through downloading and installing it on your system. After installation we will explore the use of top features and the vibrant online community surrounding phpMyAdmin.The amount of things that you can do with phpMyAdmin is overwhelming, so the quick start guide will show you how to create your very first tables. The list of resources will help you to become familiar with the phpMyAdmin community, which is a valuable part of any Open Source project. Finally, you will see how to use five key features of phpMyAdmin ñ including browsing, searching, and changing data, exporting to Excel, and creating relations between tables - that will allow you to perform simple tasks to learn the basics and set off on your own.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

About the Reviewer

Michal Čihař was born in 1980 in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, and he is still living there. He studied Software Engineering at the Czech Technical University, and during these studies he started contributing to several free software projects, with the biggest contributions being made to phpMyAdmin and Gammu, and related projects. He currently works for SUSE, mostly on the SUSE Linux Enterprise platform.

Michal has been active in the phpMyAdmin project since 2001, when he started as a translator for the Czech language, later moving to a developer role (working, for example, on index manipulation, and export and import subsystems), and since 2010 he has also acted as a secondary project manager.