MySQL In A Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference reviewed by Robert Pritchett
Author: Russell J.T. Dyer
Released: May 2005
$40 USD, $56CND, 28.50 GBP, 36 Euro
Strengths: C, Perl and PHP API are treated.
Weaknesses: No Java.
For Intermediate level
MySQL in a Nutshell by Russell J.T. Dyer is a desktop reference that shows APIs for MySQL in
C, Perl and PHP as well as the MySQL utilities.
Instead of searching all over for the right stuff, it is all here.
There are 14 Chapters covering intro and installation MYSQL basics, SQL Statements, String,
Date and Time. Mathematical and Aggregate, Flow Control and Misc. functions, MySQL Server
and Client, Command line utilities, Perl, PHP and C APIs and 3 Appendices covering
Datatypes, Operators and Environment Variables.
Care to get involved in database speed, power and flexibility? My SQL has come a long way.
Each chapter has a tutorial that discusses what follows.
Macs have MySQL already. Now you can have an idea of how to use it.
MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8