The MySQL Bible is Here!

A year ago, the outline was being written. A lot of work was crammed into the intervening months, and I am happy and proud to announce that the MySQL Administrator’s Bible has been published, and is sitting on the shelf at many major booksellers already. The official publication date is today — Monday, May 11th, 2009 — although some stores have had copies for a week, including

The MySQL Administrator’s Bible, published by Wiley Press (available on at, fully covers how to administer MySQL 5.1. It is suitable for people new to MySQL, although as an experienced MySQL DBA I can say that I learned a lot while researching and writing this book, and I believe that even veteran DBAs can learn from this book.

This book for anyone who wants to learn how to use and administer MySQL. Unlike other beginning books, however, it will appeal to DBAs who are experienced in other database systems such as Oracle, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Firebird. For example, the book contains a chapter on how MySQL’s SQL is different from the SQL standard. Basic SQL has been added as a feature of the companion website, so that those who do not know how to form a query can learn, but those who are well versed in SQL do not feel they have wasted money buying a book where they already know some of the material in it.

The detailed table of contents can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF. Or, if scanning the index is your cup of tea, it is also available as a PDF. The cover price is $49.99, but is selling it for $31.49.

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