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Learning MySQL: Get a Handle on Your Data
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"I recommend Tahaghoghi and Williams' Learning MySQL as an introduction to database solutions, especially as applied to web development. Buy this book and you won't be disappointed." - James Pyles, Linux Magazine, March 2007
About the Author
Saied Tahaghoghi is a senior lecturer at the RMIT University School ofComputer Science and Information Technology. He has a bachelor'sdegree in electronics engineering, a master's degree in computerengineering, and a PhD in computer science, and loves tinkering withboth hardware and software. Saied is a member of the RMIT SearchEngine Group, and supervises research on text, image, video, and coderetrieval. He teaches courses on web technologies and security, andis frequently asked to consult on projects by industry. Saied wasborn in Iran, but has spent almost equal parts of his life in Iran,England, Pakistan, and Australia, and is a fervent advocate of dialogbetween civilizations. His home page ishttp://saied.tahaghoghi.com.
Hugh E. Williams is a software design engineer at Microsoft's WindowsLive Search in Redmond, WA. Previously, he was the AssociateProfessor in Information Retrieval at RMIT University in Melbourne,Australia. He's published over 70 research papers and holds around 10patents, mostly in the search engine area. When not at work Hughlikes to hang out with his family, exercise, watch Richmond playfooty, and learn about baseball. Hugh has a PhD from RMIT University.His home page is http://hughwilliams.com.
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The second part shifts gears and discusses writing web applications in PHP and Perl that interface with MySQL databases. If I could choose, I would trade this part for more discussion on database performance analysis and optimization. The subject is approached in the first part, but not in any depth. I have purchased a copy of _High Performance MySQL_ (2nd Edition; O'Reilly) and after a brief skim, that book may be the one to address those issues.
A separate word of thanks to the publisher. Unlike so many other publishers that make books available for Kindle, this publisher included "Page Numbers" on the pages. Lessor publishers just have the "Location" number which has no practical purpose.
Having pages numbers makes it possible to assist people that are using the physical books.