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MySQL Books for Beginners

These books are for newcomers and beginners who are learning the basics of MySQL. Although they have some aspects which are reference, they are primarily tutorials.

MySQL (Visual Quickstart Guide)

  • author: Larry Ullman
  • edition: 2
  • publisher: Peachpit Press
  • list price: $39.99
  • price: $37.98
  • year: 2006
  • pages: 480
  • isbn: 9780321375735

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 clear instructions 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.

MySQL Crash Course

  • author: Ben Forta
  • edition: 1
  • publisher: Sams Publishing
  • list price: $34.99
  • price: $22.39
  • year: 2005
  • pages: 336
  • isbn: 9780672327124

This book will teach you all you need to know to be productive with MySQL. By working through thirty highly focused hands-on lessons, your MySQL Crash Course will be both easier and more effective than you'd have thought possible.

MySQL Database Design and Optimization: From Novice to Professional

  • author: Chad Russell, Jon Stephens
  • edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.
  • publisher: Apress
  • list price: $44.99
  • price: $31.15
  • year: 2004
  • pages: 520
  • isbn: 9781590593325

Beginning MySQL Database Design and Optimization shows you how to identify, overcome, and avoid gross inefficiencies. It demonstrates how to maximize the many data manipulation features that MySQL includes. This book explains how to include tests and branches in your queries, how to normalize your database, and how to issue concurrent queries to boost performance, among many other design and optimization topics. You’ll also learn about some features new to MySQL 4.1 and 5.0 like subqueries, stored procedures, and views, all of which will help you build even more efficient applications.

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MySQL Tutorial

  • author: Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
  • edition: 1
  • publisher: MySQL Press
  • list price: $39.99
  • price: $12.99
  • year: 2003
  • pages: 288
  • isbn: 9780672325847

MySQL Tutorial is a clear, concise introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of working with MySQL. It teaches the beginning MySQL user how to create and administer powerful databases that can be used at home, at work, and on the Web. Whether you are a novice to databases or a technical professional looking to find out more about how MySQL works, MySQL Tutorial efficiently guides you through the information you need in order to get started with MySQL and quickly become proficient.

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Beginner's Cheatsheet: HTML, PHP, MySQL

  • author: Riwanto Megosinarso
  • pages: 0

This book is created specifically for Kindle. It is not a conversion from a printed version, so it can take full advantage of what Kindle can do. You will be able to navigate around the book easily. When one topic refers to other topics discussed previously, they will be linked so you can jump to those topics, refresh your memory and jump back to continue what you were reading. You can run the examples right there using your Kindle browser without having to go to your computer. If you are reading the book using a computer, you can download the examples and run them on your own computer.