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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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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Jeanne Boyarsky
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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“Murach's MySQL” is your typical Murach book. It's great for learning something new because of the paired page format. I'm used to seeing that format for coding books. Turns out the same benefits apply to SQL. We have syntax/queries/tables on one side and text on another. Each chapter ends with exercises to reinforce the knowledge.

I was happy to see the section on design covered levels of normalizations. I was also happy to see basic database administration covered. The tables were easy to under
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Shanni
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
An incredibly detailed book for beginners with some great additional resources available for free from the publisher. While there are many examples, most are not put in a larger context, so I've had to search elsewhere for explanations or usage.
Sara
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super thorough and clearly written with a lot of great examples and exercises.
Kimee
May 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book taught me a pet peeve I have. I prefer to see text describing an example immediately next to or before said example, not bunched up with texts describing other examples.
Raymond Johnson
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
Jin Shusong
Very good to new mysql users.
Brian Salehi
The book is complete! I read the whole book in almost 10 days two years ago and I started to write heavy MySQL scripts confidently. Strongly suggest this book for database programmers.
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