Category Archives: Databases

Django 1.2 Alpha Offers Multiple Database Support, Improved Security Features

Django, the popular web development framework written in Python, has released the first alpha for its much-anticipated new version, Django 1.2. Among the new features coming in Django 1.2 are support for multiple databases — a key feature for larger websites running Django — improved security features and a messaging framework that works much like… Read More »

Manage Transactions in MySQL

In this tell-all tutorial, Jay Greenspan, author of MySQL Weekend Crash Course and co-author ofMySQL/PHP Database Applications, starts with a tour of the basics: He answers the age-old Q: “What’s the big deal with Transactions?”; investigates the four properties that a database must have to be considered transaction-capable; takes a closer look at locking mechanisms;… Read More »