Do you use Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Magento or other PHP software?
If you answered "yes", then you use MySQL.
MySQL is the world's most popular database program, and if you build websites, you'll benefit from an understanding of MySQL.
MySQL Explained is our first self-published book and is a clear, step-by-step guide to MySQL. This book is going to help you to understand how your data is being stored and give you the ability to design your own custom applications!
We're happy to say that paperback and Kindle versions of MySQL Explained are now available.
The Paperback Version of MySQL Explained
The paperback copies of the book have turned out great, with large text and clear illustrations. Here's a copy of the front cover and two inside pages:
Introducing Andrew and MySQL Explained
Andrew came up to our booth, and while we were talking, he told me that he'd written a book called "Your first guide to database design". While everyone was in the WordCamp sessions, I opened my iPad and downloaded Andrew's book. It was an amazing experience. Andrew's approach was identical to ours:
- Step-by-step instructions.
- Lots of big, clear images throughout the book.
- Clear writing, plain and simple English.
I asked Andrew if he'd be interested in writing a book about MySQL and he said, "Absolutely!"
About MySQL Explained
If you've read an OSTraining book before (such as Drupal Explained or Joomla Explained), you'll recognize the same style in MySQL Explained.
And as with our others books, MySQL Explained is aimed at beginners. You don't have to be a professional database designer to understand and make use of MySQL.
Written especially for people outside the I.T. world, Andrew starts by helping you understand the very definition of a database, the forms it can take and the different options for storing information.
By the end of this book, you'll understand the reasons for choosing MySQL, the options for installing it and the tools that it offers to store and safeguard your data.