12.3 Next Steps

This chapter introduces you to SQL and helps you install two popular (and free) databases for Mac OS X. SQL is a rich language for working with very large data sets, and you are strongly encouraged to look at the following O'Reilly texts for more information:

  • Database Programming with JDBC and Java, by George Reese

  • Managing & Using MySQL, by George Reese, Randy Jay Yarger, and Tim King

  • SQL in a Nutshell, by Kevin Kline

  • Practical PostgreSQL, by John C. Worsley and Joshua D. Drake

The following chapter uses the MySQL database to build a simple web application.