At 08:46 AM 6/22/2006, Nicholas Vettese wrote:
> My name is Nick, and I am a new MySQL user. My hope is not to become a
> PITA, so I will make sure that any question is straight and to the point
> with the information needed to answer the question.
> My skill in MySQL is pretty low, and I am looking to build a website
> for myself that will take information and save it to a database. At this
> time, I have a login, registration, change/lost password functionality
> working from a book that I read, but I am looking to expand my knowledge
> into more robust site. I am not looking to become the master programmer,
> just someone with enough knowledge and skill to accomplish his goals.
You've come to the right place. There are a couple of books on
MySQL that are quite good and I'd like to recommend.
MySQL 3rd Edition by Paul Dubois and MySQL Cookbook by Paul Dubois (I
think these guys are related<vbg>)
If you are using PHP to build your website I found
PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites : Visual QuickPro Guide (2nd Edition)
(Visual Quickpro Guide)
to be quite good and gets you going quite fast. There's not a lot of
reading to do and they have you writing PHP code the first day.
If you want a more thorough book on PHP & MySQL there is:
PHP and MySQL Web Development (3rd Edition) (Developer's Library) (Paperback)
by Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
There are also PHP/Mysql tutorials on the web but I don't know how good
they are. You'll get up to speed faster by getting some of these books.
Of course if you're not using PHP, then someone else can jump in with some