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What is the best book on MySql?

What is the best book to read about MySql?

Jul 21 '05 #1
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lk******@geocities.com wrote:
What is the best book to read about MySql?

Google is the best book. The last time I bought a book to learn a
programming language was more than eight years ago because my
university class required it.

Jul 21 '05 #2

<lk******@geocities.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...

What is the best book to read about MySql?

"MySQL" by Paul DuBois seemed to be well regarded so I bought it and it is
pretty easy to read and understand. It has 1294 pages including a chapter on
programming with PHP.

Jul 21 '05 #3
lk******@geocities.com wrote:

What is the best book to read about MySql?

Assuming you already have some knowledge of MySQL (which I am sure
you do, since we have been corresponding in PHP-related newsgroups
for a while), I would highly recommmend "High-Performance MySQL"
by Jeremy Zawodny and Derek Balling.


Jul 21 '05 #4
> Google is the best book. The last time I bought a book to learn a
programming language was more than eight years ago because my
university class required it.

I don't know about that. Newsgroup posts tend to be short and are
imperfect at giving one a background understanding of important issues.
The source materials and manuals are overwhelming and it is difficult
to know where to start with them. Good, well written, in-depth
tutorials are few and far between. It is useful when a good writer can
patiently explain how things work and give some guidance about what is
more important and what is less important.

Jul 21 '05 #5

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