On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 10:58:28 -0500, "John Trammell"
> The DuBois book is a good start: http://www.kitebird.com/mysql-book/
This might be too basic but it's really clear:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jay Paulson [mailto:jpaulson@stripped]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:56 AM
> > To: mysql@stripped
> > Subject: Newbie needs info!
> > Hi everyone,
> > Long time reader, first time poster.
> > I've been using MySQL for some years now and never really did any
> > advance stuff in it. I mainly do updates, deletes, and selects. My
> > selects aren't even that complex as I don't have a very good
> > understanding of the join syntax and exactly what it does. I was
> > wondering a few things. First of all what is a good book for
> > beginners/intermediate level people? I'd really like to learn more
> > complex query structure and how to optimize a database as a whole as
> > well as individual tables in the database (example what's the
> > difference between a primary key and just a regular key in a
> > table?).
> > I'm also looking for something that can explain stored procedures and
> > why they are useful (I really don't have any clue about stored
> > procedures) as well as transactions, replication, and master/slave
> > databases. Finally, I'd like to figure out the difference
> > between each
> > table type (MyISM and InnoDB etc).
> > Thanks for any help or advice!
> > jay
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