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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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Jul 09, 2011 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!
Tom Jones
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super helpful to my Uni course. This alongside online tutorials was very helpful. Covering the basics to the more advanced stuff.
Nassim Daoud
Very valuable insights on MySQL although get to be very repetitive for those who read it as a whole, because I think it was written as a reference so every section could be used as a standalone explanation and if something missing there would be given its page. Otherwise, it is an excellent diveInto MySQL with experienced warrants about pitfall and tips on its usage.
It is a precious book! just its organisation following two models at the same time make it larger than it is necessary (cognitive :
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 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.
Jul 18, 2012 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.
Carlo Mayer
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Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An excellent mySQL C API reference, with lots of examples.
May 14, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i want to read it now
Bonnie Vasko
So far so good, I'm learning about MySQL from this book.
Steven Bauer
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned a lot about mysql, mostly that I wish we were using Oracle.
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