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!
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.
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