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From:Jay Paulson Date:September 6 2005 3:55pm
Subject:Newbie needs info!
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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!

Newbie needs info!Jay Paulson6 Sep
  • Re: Newbie needs info!Peter Brawley6 Sep
RE: Newbie needs info!John Trammell6 Sep
  • RE: Newbie needs info!leegold6 Sep