Chapter 14. Storing the Data

In this chapter we will very briefly introduce three database products that run on the Linux platform and will support our sample applications. We will also select one of the three and explain how to set up our database tables.

What You Will Learn

In this chapter you will learn a little bit about database server products available for Linux, including both commercial and Free or Open Source products. We will briefly discuss some factors that might enter into choosing one over the other. We will then describe how one might design tables to back our application, and how to create and implement those tables in two Open Source databases: MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Follow the Objects

One of the consequences of a good object design ...

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