Dreadful. Get the New Riders book by Paul DuBois instead.,
By A Customer
This review is from: MySQL & mSQL (Paperback)
It is littered with errors which should have been caught at the proofing stage, and imply that the code has not been thoroughly run - I found two errors just this morning, neither of which was in the online errata. The book is mostly a collection of vague api specifications that are available (and more up to date) online. Typically the description gives you little more than the arguments and a paraphrasing of an obvious action of the routine, with zero comment on exception conditions or possible difficulties. Treatment of performance issues, locking, error-handling etc. is negligible, and there are far better books on general database design issues for web-sites.
This book is poor for all levels of user.