The Book

MySQL Database Usage & Administration is intended for beginner-to-intermediate MySQL users, particularly those who already have some experience of using MySQL and are interested in taking their skills to the next level. Users who have cut their teeth on other database systems will also be able to make use of the book, as the first two chapters include a fast introduction to MySQL's dialect of SQL.

MySQL Database Usage & Administration contains information on the MySQL 5.1 RDBMS and provides one-stop coverage of common topics related to MySQL usage and administration. This includes topics such as views, triggers, transactions, stored routines, security, data backup, performance optimization, and replication. Each chapter also includes practical code examples that readers can "follow along with" to gain a practical understanding of the material.