> > Searching on-line is surprisingly unhelpful; the only things I've found
> > far which looks half-sensible are "Database is Depth" by Chris Date, and
> > "Expert mySQL" by Charles A. Bell (which looks more practical rather
> > theoretical).
> 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.
I very much enjoy reading "An introduction to database systems" by
Date (Eight Edition), it goes back to the root and forward from there.
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