[nycphp-talk] OT - Recommendatons for MySQL books?

tedd tedd at
Mon Oct 2 09:52:01 EDT 2006

At 9:39 AM -0400 10/2/06, Aaron Fischer wrote:
>I'd like to invest in a book that focuses entirely on MySQL.  I have one
>book that looks at PHP/MySQL but I feel that there is a lot that I am
>My experience level/goals:
>I'd like to learn about database design and the features of MySQL.  I've
>been programming with PHP for about four years and working with MySQL
>for the same amount of time.  While my PHP skills have been growing I
>feel that my database skills have remained pretty flat.
>For example, relational database design, primary keys, indexing, etc.
>are all terms that I have varying degrees of familiarity with but I
>would like to learn much more about them.  There are some times that I
>am solving a problem with PHP and wondering if it would be more
>efficient if I used a feature in MySQL instead.
>I'd be interested in a book that has a chapter on database security as well.
>Would appreciate any recommendations.  Thanks!

MySQL Cookbook by Paul DuBois.

That's a great book -- lot's of ways to use MySQL and thus learn 
features, concepts, and design.

If you want more in depth stuff, try:

High Performance MySQL by Zawodny et al.

Serious stuff.


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