are some of the SQL books we have drawn from in preparing our MySQL
training material. Recommendations are based on a combination of
content and price. Recommended books are marked with an *; strong
recommendations with **. We will add to this list from time to time.
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Weekend Crash Course.
New York, NY: Hungry Minds. ISBN 0-7645-3634-6. [
Exellent introduction to MySQL. If you want to get up to speed on
MySQL this is a good book. It is an excellent and well written
introduction to MySQL, in spite of the title. And the price is
in a Nutshell.
Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates. ISBN 1-56592-744-3. [ Good
reference as it covers Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL and PostGres
SQL. As might be expected some explanations are somewhat cursory.]
this book at Amazon.com...
Stevens, Ryan and Ron Plew. (2002) Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours.
Indianapolis, IN: Sams Publishing. ISBN 0-672-32442-3. [Not bad,
espeically for the low price. Exercises emphasize MySQL although book
does use Oracle to illustrate some SQL concepts. On the plus side the
coverage is reasonably in-depth on formatting, dates, etc. for an
on this site may prove of interest as well: Database
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