Publisher: Packt Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849510180 | 440 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Integrate the flexibility of Python and the power of MySQL to boost the productivity of your Python applications
Implement the outstanding features of Python's MySQL library to their full potential
See how to make MySQL take the processing burden from your programs
Learn how to employ Python with MySQL to power your websites and desktop applications
Apply your knowledge of MySQL and Python to real-world problems instead of hypothetical scenarios
A manual packed with step-by-step exercises to integrate your Python applications with the MySQL database server
Python is a dynamic programming language, which is completely enterprise ready, owing largely to the variety of support modules that are available to extend its capabilities. In order to build productive and feature-rich Python applications, we need to use , a module that provides database support to our applications. Although you might be familiar with accessing data in MySQL, here you will learn how to access data through efficiently and effectively.
This book demonstrates how to boost the productivity of your Python applications by integrating them with the MySQL database server, the world's most powerful open source database. It will teach you to access the data on your MySQL database server easily with Python's library for MySQL using a practical, hands-on approach. Leaving theory to the classroom, this book uses real-world code to solve real-world problems with real-world solutions.
The book starts by exploring the various means of installing on different platforms and how to use simple database querying techniques to improve your programs. It then takes you through data insertion, data retrieval, and error-handling techniques to create robust programs. The book also covers automation of both database and user creation, and administration of access controls. As the book progresses, you will learn to use many more advanced features of Python for MySQL that facilitate effective administration of your database through Python. Every chapter is illustrated with a project that you can deploy in your own situation.
By the end of this book, you will know several techniques for interfacing your Python applications with MySQL effectively so that powerful database management through Python becomes easy to achieve and easy to maintain.
A practical manual packed with step-by-step examples to manage your MySQL database efficiently through Python
What you will learn from this book
Explore the various means to install , from using an egg to unrolling a tarball
Query the database and retrieve records through
Implement insertion of data into a MySQL database in Python
Carry out error-handling in in order to ensure the robustness of programs
Use secure logging techniques to record how your users use your programs
Carry out record-by-record retrieval to save a lot of overhead while retrieving data
Handle insertion of large amounts of data using iteration and the executemany function
Automate the creation and removal of databases and tables using
Use the library to automate user creation and to administer access controls
Log user activity with by using MySQL's date and time support
See how to revise database programs to include more functionality
Use aggregate functions to make MySQL take the burden off your web server
Save time and processing resources by scripting JOINs and subqueries
(Buy premium account for maximum speed and resumming ability)