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1 : 1 copy of the online documentation,
This review is from: MySQL Reference Manual: Documentation from the source (Paperback)
This book is a one to one copy of the online documentation, but then even outdated! Why would I buy this book if i can download the documentation in an up-to-date format onto my PC.
Like the title says, it is a reference. So no book that you read from page 1 until the end. On the contrary: if you have a problem you look that up. Although the book does have an index, searching for a particular topic is much faster in an e-document than in a printed book.
If i would have known that beforehand, I would not have bought this book. It maybe look nice on you bookshelf but is withou any practical use.