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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (Sept. 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321799941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321799944
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
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About the Author

Ben Forta is Adobe Systems’ Director of Developer Relations and has more than 20 years experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. Ben is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (now in its third edition, and translated into more than a dozen languages), spinoff titles on MySQL and SQL Server T-SQL, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Application Development (both published by Adobe Press), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on Flash, Java, Windows, and other subjects. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs and Web sites, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on Internet and database technologies. Ben lives in Oak Park, Michigan, with his wife, Marcy, and their seven children. Ben welcomes your e-mail at and invites you to visit his Web site at

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e19138) out of 5 stars Databases- The last bastion of really confusing technology -Not Anymore Nov. 20 2011
By Scott L. Wolpow - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have notices a trend in tech books. They are being written in conversational English.
Ben Forte is a great instructor.
MariaDB is the successor to MySql and most conventions are similar to MySQL. That makes this book even more useful.
His teaching method works.
He defines a term. Shows its use, and then describes why it happened. The examples do not require that you go sequential order.

As your skills develop and you make your start as a Data Base Administrator, this is a great first step.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e1918c) out of 5 stars Start working with MariaDB - briefl and fast course Jan. 22 2013
By Radek - Published on
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I wonder the style, though it's brief you will find all necessary info to kickstart working with MariaDB. Esp. if you have some basics of MySQL. The rest (thorough reference, details) you can find elsewhere.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e19468) out of 5 stars A pretty good tutorial book Oct. 23 2015
By Adam Fabian - Published on
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I felt that some things were worded oddly and/or not explained clearly. I think he was trying to make things too simple in those cases. This is more of a tutorial book where you're not going to see rigorous definitions or something like an operator precedence chart, and I usually feel like a little bit of that sort of thing can go a long way. I feel like Learning Perl is probably the ideal balance in a tutorial-style book. However, I don't feel like this was a major drawback, as you can (and most definitely should) load up his example database, type in the examples, and read the online documentation to clarify things a bit.

Overall, I would recommend it, and will be keeping it on my bookshelf, so to speak.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e19360) out of 5 stars Great Place to Start for Maria DB Nov. 1 2014
By 1912 House - Published on
Format: Paperback
Good intro book to Maria DB - if you are going to seriously use Maria DB use this as a starting point and then you will probably want to purchase a more in depth publication
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e1999c) out of 5 stars Stay with the online docs Nov. 24 2012
By JoeT - Published on
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If you know MySQL, then this book is not helpful at all. I hoped for discussions in particular on the various storage engines, and there was basically nothing. The book is nothing more than a basic reference.