Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: MySQL Cookbook, by Paul DuBois, O'Reilly Media

A solid reference for common MySQL problems.

Although the third edition (2014) is over 800 pages, the recipes are short and easy to understand, and most importantly, useful.

The beginning of the book covers how to interact with a MySQL database using the following common programming languages: Python, PHP (PDO), Perl, Ruby, and Java. The rest of the book deals mainly with queries that handle tasks like searching, sorting, joins, summarizing data, etc. In addition, topics related to database administration are well addressed.

I expect to refer to this book often, and would recommend it to others.