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MySQL Crash Course

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MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems available, powering everything from Internet powerhouses to individual corporate databases to simple end-user applications, and everything in between. And this book will teach you all you need to know to be immediately productive with MySQL. By working through 30 highly focused hands-on lessons, your MySQL Crash ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 22nd 2005 by Sams
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Dani Shuping
Dec 11, 2011 Dani Shuping rated it it was amazing
If you're like me and have been wanting to learn how to use MySQL you've probably looked at all of the other books, including the MySQL documentation website. And if you're like me it's probably confused the heck out of you with trying to figure out where to go next. This book solves that problem. It breaks it down into easy manageable steps on how what it is, how to use it, and when to use it as well as a bunch of other good stuff. It's easy to read, easy to understand and is a handy reference ...more
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Simplest to read computer book I've ever laid hands on. Actually good for easy reference.
Timothy
Feb 20, 2011 Timothy rated it really liked it
It's entirely possible that much of my enthusiasm for this book derives from the simple experience of using MySQL, which is powerful and astonishingly simple to learn. Having said that, I still feel that this book is an excellent introduction to the subject. The pace is quick without leaving out important information, and the examples are all helpful. Reference information is also included in a convenient format.
Jason Ackermann
Nov 03, 2016 Jason Ackermann rated it it was amazing
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Exceedingly useful for introduction of methods and as reference for general questions. I'd call it essential reading to jumpstart using MySQL and a solid investment. The author takes on a no-nonsense approach to the subject with impressive economy and clarity of writing. Not an exhaustive look at MySQL by any means, but a strong primer on learning and using the platform. Highly recommended.
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Ben Forta is an author and Senior Technical Evangelist for Adobe Systems, particularly ColdFusion and Flex, and the owner of EmTek Systems. He previously worked in a similar capacity for Macromedia and Allaire Corporation, the two previous owners of ColdFusion.

In addition to writing numerous technical books on ColdFusion, SQL, and Regular Expressions, Forta co-authored Adobe's official ColdFusion
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