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MySQL/Perl book recommendation for a beginner?

Here's the situation: I have a Perl-based forum that I wrote myself. It
currently supports user accounts, but these are stored in a flat text file
(as is everything else for that matter). I'm looking to convert this to a
MySQL database so that I can do more with that information, but with less
processing time (reading through that huge text file to find something isn't
very efficient).

In the future I hope to move the whole forum over to MySQL, but I thought a
good starter project would be just one aspect of it.

At this point I am looking for recommendations on good books for someone
moderately experienced with Perl, but who has NO experience with MySQL or
anything similar. Since I'd prefer to integrate this with my existing
script, I'd rather stick with Perl and not learn PHP at this time. So far it
seems like "MySQL and Perl for the Web" is a good - are there others? I
prefer reference-style texts with useful code examples, rather than
lesson-style books.

- Daniel

Jul 19 '05 #1
2 2000
Hi,
I think it's just a matter of learning how SQL works. There's not much
to learn about mysql. Just install it, create your tablestructure and
you're done. If you want to connect to mysql with perl, the only thing
you have to learn are the DBI functions.

Goodluck
T-Bone

"Daniel Tonks" <dt****@sunstorm.com> wrote in message news:<3f*********************@authen.newsreader.vi si.com>...
Here's the situation: I have a Perl-based forum that I wrote myself. It
currently supports user accounts, but these are stored in a flat text file
(as is everything else for that matter). I'm looking to convert this to a
MySQL database so that I can do more with that information, but with less
processing time (reading through that huge text file to find something isn't
very efficient).

In the future I hope to move the whole forum over to MySQL, but I thought a
good starter project would be just one aspect of it.

At this point I am looking for recommendations on good books for someone
moderately experienced with Perl, but who has NO experience with MySQL or
anything similar. Since I'd prefer to integrate this with my existing
script, I'd rather stick with Perl and not learn PHP at this time. So far it
seems like "MySQL and Perl for the Web" is a good - are there others? I
prefer reference-style texts with useful code examples, rather than
lesson-style books.

- Daniel

Jul 19 '05 #2
Hi,
I think it's just a matter of learning how SQL works. There's not much
to learn about mysql. Just install it, create your tablestructure and
you're done. If you want to connect to mysql with perl, the only thing
you have to learn are the DBI functions.

Goodluck
T-Bone

"Daniel Tonks" <dt****@sunstorm.com> wrote in message news:<3f*********************@authen.newsreader.vi si.com>...
Here's the situation: I have a Perl-based forum that I wrote myself. It
currently supports user accounts, but these are stored in a flat text file
(as is everything else for that matter). I'm looking to convert this to a
MySQL database so that I can do more with that information, but with less
processing time (reading through that huge text file to find something isn't
very efficient).

In the future I hope to move the whole forum over to MySQL, but I thought a
good starter project would be just one aspect of it.

At this point I am looking for recommendations on good books for someone
moderately experienced with Perl, but who has NO experience with MySQL or
anything similar. Since I'd prefer to integrate this with my existing
script, I'd rather stick with Perl and not learn PHP at this time. So far it
seems like "MySQL and Perl for the Web" is a good - are there others? I
prefer reference-style texts with useful code examples, rather than
lesson-style books.

- Daniel

Jul 19 '05 #3

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