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MySQL for Devs, DBAs and Debutantes

Join 6500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I just received my copy of the 5th Edition of Paul DuBois’ MySQL tomb. Weighing in at 1153 pages, it’s a solid text, with a very thorough introduction to the topic of administering MySQL databases. Buy the book here: MySQL 5th Edition by Paul Dubois [...]

MySQL 5th Edition by Paul Dubois

MySQL 5th Edition by Paul Dubois

MySQL by Paul Dubois recently was reissued in a fifth edition. I purchased my first edition of this book more than a dozen years ago and it has become heavily dog-eared, festooned with Post-Its, and hand annotated over the years. It has proven to be the ‘go-to’ book when other books or the manuals did not explain to my satisfaction any questions that have popped up.

The author is part of the amazing MySQL Documentation Team for Oracle and certainly knows the subject. At 1,154 pages it is not light in weight nor light in detail. The chapters include ‘Data Types’, ‘Writing MySQL Programs using C’, ‘Security and Access Control’, ‘System, Status and User Variable …

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The Needle in Big Data Noise

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Join 5500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Also take a look at: I hacked Disqus Digests to discover new blogs Who the heck is Bayes Thomas Bayes was a scientist & thinker, Fellow of the Royal Society, and back in 1763 author of “An Essay toward Solving a Problem in the Doctrine [...]

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Book Review – MySQL Workbench: Data Modeling & Development


MySQL Workbench: Data Modeling & Development
Michael McLaughlin
Oracle Press
ISBN 978-0-07-178188-5

MySQL Workbench is one of those tools that quickly becomes invaluable. It is a SQL query tool, a data modeler, and an admin tool all in one. As such a complicated tool, there is a bit of a learning curve before one can move beyond the basic functionality. Now there is a book that not only is a guided tour of MySQL Workbench but it contains little snippets full of DBA and system admin tricks that make this a must have for anyone using Workbench.

The book is divided into six sections that starts with configuration. This part of the book assumes now previous database or MySQL background as it gently guides you through the installation of the key components on mac OS X, Windows, and …

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Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth
Ronald Bradford
Oracle Press
270 pages

Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth

Ronald Bradford has a way of distilling a great deal of information into eight chapters unlike any otehr author on MySQL. Replication has been one of the more popular features of MySQL, allowing it to blossom into environments ranging from the simplest to the awesomely complex. Usually replication is simple, predictable, and easy to manage. But this book is written for the MySQL DBA on the front lines looking for better, more resilient way of keeping data flowing. This is the latest of a series of books that cover one aspect of MySQL in a concise, no-fluff fashion. But what is …

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Opportunity a day – career risk at bay

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Free Agent. Stress Test. Avoid Sameness

As the globalization juggernaut rolls on, it continues to create more Detroits. Skills and perspectives quickly become obsolete.

What to do in the face of such change?

Small fires prevent the big burn

So there’s your quick answer. Get the book if you want more!

Some related material: why is it so hard to find a mysql dba?.
Consulting 101 Guide – Finding …

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A handy guide for PHP and MongoDB Web Development

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What makes a beginner’s guide handy is when it speaks to your intuition. It anticipates the burning questions that follow from a newbie trying to grasp new concepts and it quickly answers them. PHP and MongoDB Web Development – Beginner’s Guide is one such guide.

I hadn’t heard of Packt Publishing or Rubayeet Islam before picking up this title and I must say I’m impressed. Based in Birmingham, with offices in Mumbai, part of Packt’s business model is to give part of the royalties earned from its books to the open …

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The Age of the Platform by Phil Simon

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I picked up Phil Simon's The Age of the Platform after running into his blog, and some of his writing online. Simon is an interesting guy with an obvious strong technical background. He's also an accomplished speaker and you can find several videos of his speaking online.

The first thing that struck me about this book was how it came to be. The book was funded through Kickstarter, an online platform for people to fund their creative projects. Perhaps it was Simon trying to drive home the point of his book. But it gets better, he self-published the book through Motion Publishing. Furthermore …

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Book Review: OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A real-world Certification Guide

Good books on databases are rare. So permit me to step out of my normal MySQL-centric role and review a new book that is very good and covers a lot of generic relational database territory while also teaching the basics of Oracle 11g. I would estimate that 10% of the book is 11g and the rest would be valuable to new DBAs of other database systems. Besides, seeing how other databases perform some tasks differently may spur you to improve your own.

OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A real-world Certification Guide
Author: Steve Reis

Database books are hard to write. Databases are not warm, easy to understand and the many concepts can require a student on the subject to concentrate on many obtuse factors all at one time. Presenting the material in a clear and concise fashion can be hard. Providing examples that show the various concepts without being silly or obtuse is harder. And keeping the book readable …

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What Wouldn’t Google Do?

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In his latest book, What Would Google Do? Jeff Jarvis seems to have authored a gushing tribute to the search giant that has pledged to do no evil. He paints a very optimistic picture, and shows us over and over how Google has opened up industries, and how that same openness helps consumers like you and I.

Jarvis, if you don't know him by name, has been a journalist for some time, but gained particular cred and notoriety when he blogged with the headline "Dell lies. Dell Sucks" after his horrible experiences with Dell computers and customer service.

While digging through Googly chapters, on Real Estate, …

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