There's a short list of SQL & relational tutorials at
http://www.artfulsoftware.com/dbresources.html, and of a few MySQL
resources at http://www.artfulsoftware.com/mysqlinfo.html.
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!
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