Chapter 1. Introduction to MySQL and Perl

This book shows how to combine the power of relational database technology with the Web to provide information services that neither can deliver alone. A database engine and its support tools provide a variety of ways to extract, analyze, and present information that is important to you. This in itself is a useful asset; but when you connect your database to the Web, you gain several important capabilities and can accomplish even more:

  • You can provide database content as Web content to extend the reach of your information. This happens because your Web server acts as an information delivery system that ...

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