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MySQL 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this based on the recommendations here and elsewhere. I have to give Mysql 5 stars because it's a really excellent book. However I really like to hear about potential downsides in otherwise great deals (nothing's perfect), so here's the problems I had: The way they did examples may be by design in order to force the reader (especially a newbie like me) to experiment, but I thought the examples were thin. There do not seem to be many hints on how to handle real-world problems. I usually have to experiment a lot to figure out how something works. I also cannot seem to adjust to either the contents or the index as written, and I have trouble finding references to particular topics. One suggestion is to get some adhesive tab labels and attach them the pertinent pages marking the sections you find helpful. Write your own keyword descriptions on the labels so you don't waste time looking through the whole book for that one topic you remember seeing last week :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a newcomer to Mysql, the task of setting up and administrating a database seemed overwhelming. This book has detailed every step along the way, from installing and starting the Mysql server on different platforms (I use linux and Windows), to managing security, to designing web-based interfaces. It does not cover preliminary design considerations such as determining who is going to use the database and for what purposes, or, how one creates tables in third normal form. Other books can be used to cover these more general topics. It does give step by step instructions using two sets of examples throughout the book. It is easy to follow without being tedious. If you are trying to choose between this book and 'Mysql and msql', choose this one. I have both and this does a much better job in explaining the specifics of Mysql.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From table creation to API usage this book gave me the perfect informations needed to get to speed with MySQL. Everything you need is in this book and very well organized. Bravo !
Guest More than 1 year ago
MySQL is clear and easy to read ¿ it is intended to * teach * you MySQL, and it does just that. If you¿re looking for a great book about MySQL, this is it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On a scale of 10, this book gets a 10 from me. Everything I needed to do a new MYSQL project was in this book. Like my old Perl4 book - Perl in 21 Days - this one has it all. It is extremely well written and organized. If you are a part-time Perl-DB programmer (or dabble infrequently at it), this book can get you through the job w/o alot of problems. Lastly, I used DBI::mysql to interface, and this book covered the topic very well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul Dubois is one of those rare authors who truely cares about the work. MySQL is written in a clear consise and humorous manner. I paid $50.00 for this book and would gladly pay double that. I will buy his next book sight unseen for $100.00
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a few books on MySQL, this one definitely tops them in just about every way. Covering the API's thoroughly, and just being an all around excellent book