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Managing & Using MySQL, 2nd Edition by Hugh E. Williams, Randy Yarger, George Reese, Tim King

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Connections and Transactions

Whatever architecture you use, the focus of this book lies at the point where your application talks to the database. As a database programmer, you need to worry about how to get data from and send it to your database. As we mentioned earlier, the tool to do that is generally some sort of database API. Any API, however, requires a basic understanding of managing a connection, the transactions under that connection, and the processing of the data associated with those transactions.

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