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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2005

    you need a background in SQL

    Well the book certainly seems to cover MySQL's features quite comprehensively. But, as it is a reference manual, it does not attempt to teach you MySQL or the theory of relational databases. For a given MySQL command, the book's explanation is succinct and useful. Provided you already have a background in the area. Much of the book's discussion is probably already available in equivalent form in the online help. But hardcopy is nice to have. Going through the functions, what you might appreciate about MySQL is that many of these are generic SQL functions. If you come from any other SQL implementation, your background will be relevant to much of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2005

    Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut...shell

    I have a few `Nutshell¿ books in my library, and have found them to be a source I refer to time and time again. So, when I saw that O¿Reilly had released a `Nutshell¿ book on MySQL, I headed on over to my local bookstore and spent some time in a high-back chair perusing it¿s pages. Don¿t let the size of the book fool you. The information it contains is well laid out into identifiable topics for easy reference. Since I have acquired this book, I have been able to find desired functions, statements and utilities more easily than before. Lately, I am spending a considerable amount of my time tuning and optimizing SQL queries that appear throughout a large PHP application I am designing. I initially wrote the queries months ago, but with my newfound reference in hand, I have been able to significantly reduce the amount of execution time each query takes. One of the book¿s pleasant surprises was the section regarding flow control functions, which lets me take my SQL query functionality far beyond where it ever has been. The book also includes chapters on PERL, PHP and C APIs, which prove to be very readable. This little powerhouse packs a punch. I definitely recommend ¿MySQL in a Nutshell, A Desktop Quick Reference by Russell J.T. Dyer¿ to anyone developing applications that interface with MySQL, or to anyone who wants to get to know MySQL better. -Brett Berry PERL/PHP/JavaScript/MySQL

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