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 
Pages: 352 
ISBN: 0596007892 
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 
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