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The unexpected pleasure of reading books about databases is that they are often written by authors with highly organized minds. Paul DuBois and his editors at New Riders have assembled MySQL with a clarity and lucidity that inspires confidence in the subject matter: a (nearly) freely redistributable SQL-interpreting database client/server primarily geared for Unix systems ...more
Paperback, 1197 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published December 28th 1999)
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Jan 28, 2012 Mex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fantastic book, best I have read on the subject by a *HUGE* margin. It starts off with the basics so even a total beginner can get going, but it soon gets to the real meat. This Book is my database bible, it is *NEVER* far from reach when I am working on code (and I've been doing this for /years/). If you have any interest in MySQL at all, get this book!
Dave Peticolas

A thorough, detailed, and extra large guide to the MySQL open source relational database system. I was quite happy with it, except for the occasional fits of MySQL cheerleading the book occasionally descends into. When you plunk down for a 1200 page book on something, you probably don't need to be convinced to use it. And despite the book's rah-rahs, I still prefer Postgres.

Dec 08, 2007 Joelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is old now but it is one of the best technical reference books I ever read. It has some of the best introductions to perl and php that I have ever seen, and they are not the main topic of the book. Chapters are concise and yet manage to explain things from the ground up.
Nov 22, 2012 Takedown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Comprehensive and complete Mysql reference. Really, this is the only book your need when working with Mysql.
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Jan 21, 2014 Steven Bauer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned a lot about mysql, mostly that I wish we were using Oracle.
Ryan Walsh
Oct 12, 2009 Ryan Walsh is currently reading it
Also a lifesaver. Includes the reference calls in C. AWESOME.
Bonnie Vasko
So far so good, I'm learning about MySQL from this book.
Oct 29, 2012 Jascha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: programming, database, c, mysql
An excellent mySQL C API reference, with lots of examples.
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