Welcome! This is the web site for the book, "Learning MySQL" by
Seyed M.M. ("Saied") Tahaghoghi and Hugh Williams,
Published by O'Reilly Media, 2006.
The main content of this site is contained on the following pages:
- Downloads: Examples and source code from the book.
- Updates and Errata: Corrections and updates added after the book went into production.
- Useful Links: Links to web sites described in the book.
- Feedback: Tell us what you think about the book!
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Reviews of Learning MySQL on Amazon.com
"As a new user of MySQL with no previous SQL experience I found this
book extremely helpful. This book helped me get my project up and
running in very little time. I was especially impressed that even
though the examples in the book did not directly correlate to what I
was trying to accomplish it gave me enough general knowledge of MySQL
to easily put together my project."
"~600 pages await the reader who picks up this gem and you
don't need to have any extensive database experience in order to be
able to pick this up and start cracking!...this is an exceptional book
broken up logically and smoothly into 6 parts and 18 chapters...If you
are using MySQL for fun or work, this is a great guide for all
new/amateur programmers that want to get working efficiently in no time
at all!!...***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED "
"The open source database offers plenty of advanced capabilities
but without a book like LEARNING MYSQL, much of these would be lost:
all levels need the tutorials herein which guarantee nothing is lost in
Reviews of Learning MySQL on oreilly.com
"The text of the book is clear and informative...the book is a
you're learning PHP, Rails or what have you, this needs to be on your
bookshelf...does answer some questions about MySQL that never get
Review of Learning MySQL on Felgall.com
"Whether you are a beginner or an experienced database
programmer, this book has something for you. If you only get one
book on mySQL then get this one because it has everything you
Review of Learning MySQL on About.com
"This book teaches you all that you need to know to get
started with MySQL, and use it in basic PHP or Perl
Review of Learning MySQL on Linux-Magazine.com
"For example, reading Chapter 2, Installing MySQL, was
a marvel ... I couldn't find a weak spot in Tahaghoghi's and
Buy this book and you won't be disappointed."
See also this related Review of MySQL Cookbook
Review of Learning MySQL on desicritics.com
"The book covers all aspects that would be of use to
the beginner user of MySQL as well as giving the useful tips to
the already experienced users of this popular
Review of Learning MySQL on blogcritics.com
"If you are wanting to learn how to work with databases
and feel intimidated, Learning MySQL may be just the ticket. It
is well written, easy to understand and develops in a logical,
easy to follow manner. ... if you want to get a good solid
foundation into how to build MySQL server databases, manage and
manipulate them, then Learning MySQL should be on your
Review of Learning MySQL on webmaster-source.com
I just finished a great book on MySQL. Learning MySQL by Seyed M.M.
Tahaghoghi and Hugh Williams is a comprehensive and well-explained book
that teaches you from the ground up about MySQL databases and how to
work with them...
The book is written in a manner that should make it easy to follow, it’s
full of code examples to try out, and overall is enough to give you a
general to intermediate knowledge of MySQL. It also works as a handy
Review of Learning MySQL on csphp.com
"...kicked up all the jargon which [is] hard to read and understand,
I enjoy the process of reading and learning ... very much ... deep
enough for most ... teach you how to use and maintain a database, even
basic Linux, PHP and Perl."