Kshipra Singh writes "This book is an upgrade from the previous version that covered phpMyAdmin Version 2.6. Written by a member of the development team, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to helping you unlock the full potential of phpMyAdmin 2.8
Providing a powerful graphical interface for managing MySQL, phpMyAdmin is one of the most popular open source applications. While most MySQL developers use routine features of phpMyAdmin every day, few are aware of the power and potential of its advanced features. This book builds a solid understanding of the core capabilities of phpMyAdmin before walking you through every facet of this legendary tool.
Used by millions of developers, MySQL is the most popular open source database, supporting numerous large dynamic websites and applications. MySQL has acquired this wide popularity by virtue of its open source nature, performance, reliability, robustness, and support for various platforms. However, this popularity has also been helped by the existence of phpMyAdmin, the industry standard administration tool that makes database management easy for both the experienced developer and their novice.
The powerful graphical interface that it provides to MySQL has made phpMyAdmin an indispensable tool for MySQL and web developers. Every phpMyAdmin user can benefit from unlocking the full potential of this powerful application.
What you will learn from this book?
Whether you are an experienced developer, system administrator, web designer or new to MySQL and phpMyAdmin, this book will show you how to increase your productivity and control when working with your databases. You will learn how to:
Administer MySQL users and privileges, and get statistics about MySQL servers and databases
Manage databases, table data and structures, and indexes
Use bookmarks and metadata
Generate multiple SQL queries
Generate better documentation of evolving table structures
Along the way you will build a more detailed understanding of SQL and how it works in MySQL.
As an application developer you’ll learn how to use phpMyAdmin to:
Effectively perform day-to-day database and table management.
Create efficient database tables and relational structures
Document your evolving data structure easily
As a MySQL server administrator, you will benefit from the in-depth and practical coverage of:
Using phpMyAdmin to manage users and privileges
Getting server and database statistics
All database users will be able to expand and refine their knowledge of SQL in a MySQL context by using phpMyAdmin to track SQL execution and results.
The prior edition of this book was written for version 2.6. Most of the changes to phpMyAdmin in version 2.8 are in the user interface and not the underlying functionality. This book brings the screen shots and user instructions into line with the new interface. If as a reader you are happy with the new interface already you don’t need to upgrade to this new edition of the book.
More details about the book are available at: http://www.packtpub.com/phpMyAdmin2E/book"