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This practical, hands-on tutorial/reference/guide to MySQL is perfect for beginners, but it also works for experienced developers who arent getting the most from MySQL. As you would expect, this book shows how to code all of the essential SQL statements for creating and working with a MySQL database. But beyond that, this book also shows how to design a database, including ...more
Paperback, 587 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Mike Murach & Associates
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Good start, definitely needed to supplement with texts that included more recipes/examples. I suppose if I had the time to follow along piece by piece with the book by creating and manipulating his example databases I could have gotten more out of it. I would assume those who seek this kind of material aren't always in a place which allows that much dedication, either. In any case, it was a well written book and the format was extremely accessible.