- Paperback: 1176 pages
- Publisher: Addison Wesley; 5 edition (2 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321833872
- ISBN-13: 978-0321833877
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 5.1 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,98,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
MySQL (Developer's Library) Paperback – 2 Apr 2013
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About the Author
Paul DuBois is a writer, database administrator, and leader in the open source and MySQL communities. He has contributed to the online documentation for MySQL and is the author of MySQL and Perl for the Web (New Riders), MySQL Cookbook, Using csh and tcsh, and Software Portability with imake (O’Reilly). He is currently a technical writer with the MySQL documentation team at Oracle Corporation.
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A more unfortunate difficulty applies to the Kindle edition: the code examples don't lay our correctly, often rearranging symbols. I could usually figure it out , but this is a critical flaw for a book on programming syntax, where accurate character-by character presentation is the heart of the subject. Would be 2-stars if Amazon allowed rating of the specific version, rather than 4 for the book as a whole.
-great for mysql beginners.
-great chapter on CAPI and example code is free and legal https: http://www.kitebird.com/mysql-book/.
-get the paper version because kindle version has problems.
Lifesaver for a school project I was working on written in C. The chapter on the C API was better than anything I could google up. If you only need that chapter (the C API) it's free and legal at the book's website http://www.kitebird.com/mysql-book/. You can also find all the example code there.
If you have little or no experience setting up and using mysql I would recommend buying the book anyways. Get the paper version. I bought the Kindle version and the indexing (kindle navigation) isn't fine grained enough to navigate quickly, since you will often need to do so when treating this as a reference book. The characters in the code examples also appear disordered, for example you will see "p-" instead of "-p". If you have command line and programming experience, you can easily figure it out, if not you're screwed.
I use Linux (mandrake 8/8.1) with mysql/apache/php pre-config'd during OS install.
I have read quite few books recently to get myself up and running with php, mysql and web applications. After going through this tutorial, I am very confidant that I can create web apps using mysql/php. I had no problems with any of the lessons in the tutorials. The author does a GREAT job; no b.s that I didnt understand. I was able to log in to my remote host, setup user accounts, create the sample database perfectly.
I highly recommend this to beginners, at the very least. Ill further update this review int he weeks to come.