Programming the Perl DBI Database Programming with Perl

ISBN-10: 1565926994

ISBN-13: 9781565926998

Edition: 2000

Authors: Alligator Descartes, Tim Bunce, Linda Mui, Alistair Carty

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One of the greatest strengths of the Perl programming language is its ability to manipulate large amounts of data. Database programming is therefore a natural fit for Perl, not only for business applications but also for CGI-based web and intranet applications. The primary interface for database programming in Perl is DBI. DBI is a database-independent package that provides a consistent set of routines regardless of what database product you use--Oracle, Sybase, Ingres, Informix, you name it. The design of DBI is to separate the actual database drivers (DBDs) from the programmer's API, so any DBI program can work with any database, or even with multiple databases by different vendors simultaneously. "Programming the Perl DBI" is coauthored by Alligator Descartes, one of the most active members of the DBI community, and by Tim Bunce, the inventor of DBI. For the uninitiated, the book explains the architecture of DBI and shows you how to write DBI-based programs. For the experienced DBI dabbler, this book reveals DBI's nuances and the peculiarities of each individual DBD. The book includes: An introduction to DBI and its design How to construct queries and bind parameters Working with database, driver, and statement handles Debugging techniques Coverage of each existing DBD A complete reference to DBI This is the definitive book for database programming in Perl.
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

From Mainframes to Workstations
Perl DBI in the Real World
A Historical Interlude and Standing Stones
Basic Non-DBI Databases Storage
Managers and Layers Query Languages and Data Functions Standing
Stones and the Sample Database Flat-File
Databases Putting Complex Data into Flat Files Concurrent
Database Access and Locking DBM Files and the Berkeley
Database Manager The MLDBM Module Summary
SQL and Relational Databases
The Relational Database Methodology
Datatypes and NULL Values Querying Data
Modifying Data Within Tables
Creating and Destroying Tables
Programming with the DBI
DBI Architecture Handles Data Source Names
Connection and Disconnection Error
Handling Utility Methods and Functions
Interacting with the Database
Issuing Simple Queries Executing Non-Select
Statements Binding Parameters to Statements Binding Output Columns do( ) Versus prepare( ) Atomic and Batch Fetching
Advanced DBI Handle Attributes and Metadata Handling Long/Lob
Data Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
Odbc and the DBI ODBC-Embraced and Extended
DBI-Thrashed and Mutated
The Nuts and Bolts of ODBC ODBC from Perl
The Marriage of DBI and ODBC
Questions and Choices
Moving Between Win32::ODBC and the DBI And What About ADO?
DBI Shell and Database Proxying dbish-The DBI Shell Database Proxying
DBI Specification
Driver and Database Characteristics
ASLaN Sacred Site Charter
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