Sebastopol, CA--At first take, MySQL lacks the glamour surrounding sexy Web 2.0 technologies. It is, after all, a database. But in fact, it serves as the backbone for much of what we see and use online, and as such--though lacking in sexiness--makes up for it in sturdiness, power, and flexibility. This explains why it's giving the two top deployed databases a run for their money, holding its own with millions of active MySQL installations, and tens of thousands of downloads per day.
Both experienced MySQL users and those dealing with their first installation have one thing in common: they face everyday programming dilemmas and data manipulation challenges that slow them down. These database developers and DBAs will find the answers they need in the new, second edition of MySQL Cookbook (O'Reilly, US $49.99) by Paul Dubois.
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