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As you can see...,
This review is from: Beginning MySQL (Paperback)
I found this book to be very informative, and the authors quite knowledgeable. Stylistically, however, they have a tendency to spoon feed the reader. I have crossed out more than ONE HUNDRED instances of the phrase "as you can see." The use of meaningless redundancies is a crutch that becomes a distraction to the reader. I also think the book could have been better proofread as I've found many slips, like saying parenthesis when they mean single quotes. The term "STRAIGHT JOIN" is written with an underscore in *every* instance - "STRAIGHT_JOIN" is not valid mysql syntax.