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From:Peter Brawley Date:September 6 2005 5:49pm
Subject:Re: Newbie needs info!
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There's a short list of SQL & relational tutorials at, and of a few MySQL 
resources at



Jay Paulson wrote:

> 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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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