On Jan 16, 2008 9:40 AM, Toby Douglass <toby.douglass@stripped> wrote:
> I'm currently applying for a developer job with mySQL.
> I want to improve my database theory knowledge.
> Any book recommendations?
> Searching on-line is surprisingly unhelpful; the only things I've found so
> far which looks half-sensible are "Database is Depth" by Chris Date, and
> "Expert mySQL" by Charles A. Bell (which looks more practical rather than
I have that book by Date. Heavy on theory and ranting and being
holier-than-thou, very little practical knowledge for practitioners
IMO. The best books I've got for MySQL are Paul DuBois's "MySQL,"
Pipes/Kruckenberk "Pro MySQL," and Celko's "SQL For Smarties." And
you should definitely check out the upcoming 2nd edition of High
Performance MySQL when it comes out. I'm one of the authors and I
promise it will be an excellent book.