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Programming the Perl Dbi
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oreilly & Associates Inc
Publication date February 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565926998
ISBN-10 1565926994
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
Summaries and Reviews
A complete guide to Perl DBI explores the architecture of DBI, explains how to write DBI-based programs, and describes how to take advantage of the various features of DBI and the individual character of each DBD. Original. (Advanced) (view table of contents) description: Product Description:

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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About: Explains how to use the computer language to write DBI-based programs while offering an overview of DBI architecture and a description of different database-independent packages.

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