MySQL in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2005
Pages: 352

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.

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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.

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http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mysqlian/

-Brett Berry

PERL/PHP/JavaScript/MySQL

http://www.BrettBerry.com

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