For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
MySQL - efficiency and other topics
Following on from the last two days of MySQL training, you'll see a number of blog entries covering stored procedures
, securing a mysql server
, and exploring database requests in PHP
Further technical diagrams can be found here
... including how to make your select queries efficient, table locking, storing of calculated results (in summary, don't!) and why server and client are shipped together. The diagram alongside this text shows how a query that joins two tables with around 10,000 records each may produce a temporary table internally with 90 million records if you write an inefficient joing, but just 10,000 temporary records with a very slight tuning of the SQL command.
MySQL is covered on our public public MySQL course
, and its installation within a LAMP environment on deploying LAMP
. Calling up MySQL databases from individual languages when you're programming is covered on the appropriate language course ... typically these course give only a brief overview of MySQL and also tell you how you use Sqlite, Oracle and other databases too. (written 2009-10-10, updated 2009-10-12)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesS157 - More MySQL commands 
MySQL - LEFT JOIN and RIGHT JOIN, INNER JOIN and OUTER JOIN - (2004-12-20) 
MySQL - Optimising Selects - (2004-12-21) 
Getting a list of unique values from a MySQL column - (2005-04-14) 
Matching in MySQL - (2005-09-24) 
MySQL - a score of things to remember - (2005-11-12) 
SELECT in MySQL - choosing the rows you want - (2005-11-22) 
MySQL - JOIN or WHERE to link tables correctly? - (2005-12-01) 
MySQL - an FAQ - (2005-12-03) 
An occasional chance, and reducing data to manageable levels - (2005-12-04) 
Combining similar rows from a MySQL database select - (2006-01-17) 
Giving the researcher power over database analysis - (2006-01-22) 
Saving a MySQL query results to your local disc for Excel - (2006-01-29) 
Key facts - SQL and MySQL - (2006-02-04) 
Helicopter views and tartans - (2006-04-06) 
MySQL - the order of clauses and the order of actions - (2007-06-01) 
Outputting numbers as words - MySQL with Perl or PHP - (2007-06-17) 
MySQL joins revisited - (2007-09-03) 
Joining MySQL tables revisited - finding nonmatching records, etc - (2008-03-15) 
Finding words and work boundaries (MySQL, Perl, PHP) - (2008-08-03) 
Ruby, Perl, Linux, MySQL - some training notes - (2008-11-23) 
MySQL - looking for records in one table that do NOT correspond to records in another table - (2009-03-31) 
Grouping rows for a summary report - MySQL and PHP - (2009-06-27) 
Relating tables with joins in MySQL - (2010-02-21) 
Counting rows in joined MySQL tables - (2010-02-22) 
Optimising and caching your MySQL enquiries - (2010-02-22) 
Removing duplicates from a MySQL table - (2010-02-22) 
Databases - why data is split into separate tables, and how to join them - (2010-11-20) 
SQL - Data v Metadata, and the various stages of data selection - (2011-04-29) 
Extracting data from backups to restore selected rows from MySQL tables - (2015-05-01)
Some other Articles
Making executable binaries in Python (or Perl)Gypsy saysFamily Gathering at 404, The SpaFour aspects - Chamber, Transport, Courses and HotelMySQL - efficiency and other topicsMySQL stored procedures / their use on the web from PHPLearn about MySQL stored proceduresSecuring MySQL on a production serverPotted MySQL installationContrasting Cambridge, Bristol and Wiltshire
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