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MySQL in a Nutshell
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1 58238 05-25-2005
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0

Description: MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. MySQL is designed for speed, power, and flexibility in mission-critical, heavy-use environments and modest applications as well. It's also surprisingly rich in features. If you're a database administrator or programmer you probably love the myriad of things MySQL can do, but sometimes wish there wasn't such a myriad of things to remember. With MySQL in a Nutshell by your keyboard, you can drill down into the full depth of MySQL's capabilities quickly and easily.

MySQL in a Nutshell is the indispensable desktop reference to all MySQL functions. Programming language APIs for PHP, Perl, and C are covered, as well as all the popular MySQL utilities.

This invaluable resource clearly documents the details that experienced users need to take full advantage of this powerful database management system. Better yet, this wealth of information is packed into the concise, comprehensive, and extraordinarily easy-to-use format for which the in a Nutshell guides are renowned.

In addition to providing a thorough reference to MySQL statements and functions, the administrative utilities, and the most popular APIs, MySQL in a Nutshell includes several tutorial chapters to help newcomers get started. Moreover, each chapter covering an API begins with a brief tutorial so that, regardless of your level of experience in any given area, you will be able to understand and master unfamiliar territory.

MySQL in a Nutshell distills all the vital MySQL details you need on a daily basis into one convenient, well-organized book. It will save you hundreds of hours of tedious research or trial and error and put the facts you need to truly tap MySQL's capabilities at your fingertips.
Keywords: MySQL Nutshell OReilly O'Reilly Database Oracle SQL API
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN: 0596007892

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Old 05-25-2005, 09:23 AM   #1
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Quick Reference Guide, Get's to the Point
Cons: None

Another great "Nutshell" book by O'Reilly for the quick desktop reference series. Starting off with a brief overview of MySQL with references to mailing lists, the packages involved and several other important aspects to consider when dealing with database software, it then goes into quick details of installation procedures. It's quick and to the point approach to me gives it a quick thumbs up as it doesn't go into too many details but outlines the basic processes with enough detail that even those that aren't familiar with MySQL installations could easily follow.

With its quick tutorial on SQL statements, its a refresher for some but everyday knowledge for others and possibly new for beginners. Though I recommend this book for any MySQL user, I wouldn't recommend it for someone who is new to databases or MySQL as a learning book but definitely a book to keep alongside after reading a book that goes into more details in introducing someone to MySQL.

This is a desktop reference book, a book to keep on your side when you don't have time to search online for the answers and from what I've read, it should help me in the time in need. It will definitely be a book I keep by my side.


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