Media praise for MySQL and mSQL

Have a blog? Join our Reader Review Program

"'MySQL and mSQL' is a well-crafted book and should be of use to people of all skill levels who wish to use (one of) these pieces of software to set up a database. The examples are appropriate and clear without being mundane. The delineations between the two engines are well drawn and should prove effective in assisting the decision making process you might go through to determine which one better suits your needs. Finally, the information provided for installing these packages should shorten the length of time spent in setting them up. All of the features result in a well organized clear exposition which is certain to help you tackle that job of setting up a database on your system."
--Ed Bell, Ed's Internet Book Review

"This book does a great job of illustrating what mySQL and mSQL have to offer database newbies and old timers alike." --Ross M. Greenberg, Linux Magazine, Feb 2001

"Using a database is the ony way to assure that a web site--even a small web site--will scale as Internet traffic grows. MySQL & mSQL are two very popular databases for those small sites, first because they are comparatively easy to use and second because they are freeware designed for Linux and Unix systems. Yarger's book is a great tutorial; covering both programs it is sure to be in demand in public and undergraduate libraries. It is not really appropriate for database beginners, but it will serve intermediate users and is an excellent technical guide for those who already know SQL but don't know MySQL & mSQL." --Library Journal


Two powerful, closely-related SQL databases, mSQL and mySQL, are covered in detail in this excellent guide from O'Reilly...To get great database performancewithout paying an arm and a leg for it, download one of these databases and get your copy of O'Reilly's MySQL and MSQL." --Bill Camarda, barnesandnoble.com editor

"a handy companion I refer to constantly"-Tim Kientzle, Dr Dobbs July 2000


"MySQl and mSQL, by Randy Yarger et al., (O'Reilly & Associates, 1999; reviewed in "Programmer's Bookshelf," DDJ, January 2000) is a handy companion I refer to constantly." --Tim Kientzle, Dr. Dobb's Journal, July 2000

"Regardless of the experience you have, it is likely that some part of this book will be useful to you. And, if having started from knowing nothing, this book will last a long time as its use changes from instructional text to reference work if you're looking to learn to use the MySQL/mSQl tools. Learn about relational databases, and especially if you're looking to develop a database-driven website, you're probably not going to find a better book than this. The book is clear and concise, as always with O'Reilly, and the examples are full and relevant. If you've ever read an O'Reilly book before, you'll know what to expect; this is another quality title in the O'Reilly stable. For those who've never read an O'Reilly title, this is a great place to start." --Alex Hudson, www.shelflug.co.uk, April 2000

"another excellent O'Reilly book." --Carla Schroder, Computer Bits, Feb 2000

"a superb reference for both database administrators and programmers who are working with MySQL & mSQL, or who are interested in using either of these affordable, yet powerful, relational databases." --Writers Write, March 2000

"a good book for someone looking to use one or both of these products. It has an excellent introduction to the theory behind relational databases and explains data normalization-in a relatively clear and concise way...If you are interested in writing applications that use a database,
MySQL & msql is a good place to start." --Reuven M. Lerner, Linux Journal, Nov 1999

"jam-packed with excellent content." --Derek Barber, 32bitsonline, October 7, 1999

"MySQL and mSQL is a superb addition to the Linux and Unix applications library...Yarger, Reese and King ...illustrate the principles and procedures from installation through applications programming in a logical order and well-written and readable style. The Reference section furnishes a bonus that will be valued by programmers. MySQL and mSQL is an excellent and portable guide to the essentials of database design, its functions, and processes that every administrator, programmer, and serious user should read and use." --Elizabeth Zinkann, SYS ADMIN Nov 1999