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MySQL, Second Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition) Paperback – May 10 2006
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From the Back Cover
Even if you've never used MySQL before, this "Visual QuickStart Guide "will have you up and running with the world's most popular open source database application in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to MySQL, leading technology author Larry Ullman uses his trademark crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to everything that's new in MySQL. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to interact with MySQL using SQL, the language common to all databases. The interface examples show how to use MySQL's own tools and how to use three popular programming languages (PHP, Perl, and Java). The book covers MySQL versions 3 and 4, as well as everything new in the eagerly anticipated version 5. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of MySQL installation, administration, database design, as well as its use with various programming languages, database programming techniques, utilities, advanced MySQL and SQL, and more!
- Takes an easy, visual approach to teaching MySQL, using pictures to guide you through the software and show you what to do.
- Works like a reference book--you look up what you need and then get straight to work.
- No long-winded passages--concise, straightforward commentary explains what you need to know.
- Affordably priced, because buying a computer book shouldn't be an investment in itself.
- Companion Web site at www.DMCInsights.com/mysql2 contains complete source code for examples in the book, online resources, extra scripts and tutorials, updates, a reader forum, and more.
About the Author
Larry Ullman is the Director of Digital Media Technology at DMC Insights, Inc., a firm specializing in information technology. He is the author of several books on PHP, MySQL, and Web development, including PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (1st and 2nd editions). In addition to writing, he develops dynamic Web applications (in PHP and ASP.NET), conducts training seminars (on PHP, Oracle, and SQL), and teaches at the University of California Berkeley Extension Online.
Top Customer Reviews
The best feature of Larry Ullman's book, though, is the fact that he has set up an online support site to accompany it. Larry personally answers questions from readers who have gotten stuck at various points. This is above and beyond the call of duty for most tech-book writers. Unfortunately for Larry, his wish to have more readers who have finished the book help out with the question answering hasn't come true yet, so if you do finish the book, go to the site and help him out!
If you have already successfully installed your MySQL database and have tinkered around creating manipulating a few databases, you don't need this book. Instead, turn to Paul DuBois' wonderful and highly-acclaimed "MySQL" published by New Riders. I also recommend that book for readers who have successfully completed Ullman's book.
It is very fraustrating to me as a beginner to run into bugs in the book.
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