A short guide for everyone on how to structure your data and set-up your MySQL database tables efficiently and easily.
How best to collect, name, group, and structure your data
Design your data with future growth in mind
Practical examples from initial ideas to final designs
The quickest way to learn how to design good data structures for MySQL
From the author of Mastering phpMyAdmin
For most of us, setting up the database for an application is often an afterthought. While you don't need to be a professional database designer to create a working application, knowing a few insider tips and techniques can make both the process easier and the end result much more effective. This book doesn't set out to make you an expert in data analysis, but it does provide a quick and easy way to raise your game in this essential part of getting your application right.
If you're creating a dynamic web application using open-source tools, then you're probably going to be setting up a MySQL database. Getting the design of this database right for your application and its data is vital, but it's often an intimidating and little-known process for non-developers and developers alike. Written by the creator of the popular phpMyAdmin tool, this book is a short but complete guide on how to design good data structures for MySQL.