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mysql explained book

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.

Today we're giving away 10 copies of the best-selling book, MySQL Explained. This book was published 6 months ago, and has been sitting on top of Amazon's listings ever since.

MySQL Explained is a clear, step-by-step guide that will enable you to understand how your data is being stored and give you the ability to design your own custom applications!

About MySQL Explained

MysqlIf you've read an OSTraining book before (such as Drupal Explained or Joomla 3 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 who are new to MySQL, the book 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.

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How to win a copy of MySQL Explained

  • Post a comment under this article. 
  • In your comment, answer this question, "What is your favorite software that uses MySQL?"
  • Entries close on August 19th.
  • After the closing date, we'll email the 10 lucky winners and send them a free e-book copy of MySQL Explained.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.