Best MySQL Guides Books
The most popular relational database for the web is MySQL. It’s a free open source project that has been around for years so it’s definitely worth learning.
1. Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
Author: by Martin Kleppmann
Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers.
What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data.
Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectivelyMake informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different toolsNavigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexityUnderstand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are builtPeek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures
2. Learning SQL: Generate, Manipulate, and Retrieve Data
Author: by Alan Beaulieu
As data floods into your company, you need to put it to work right awayand SQL is the best tool for the job. With the latest edition of this introductory guide, author Alan Beaulieu helps developers get up to speed with SQL fundamentals for writing database applications, performing administrative tasks, and generating reports.
You’ll find new chapters on SQL and big data, analytic functions, and working with very large databases. Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique using numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises let you practice the skills you learn.
Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL, you’ll quickly discover how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work. Move quickly through SQL basics and several advanced featuresUse SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve dataCreate database objects, such as tables, indexes, and constraints with SQL schema statementsLearn how datasets interact with queries; understand the importance of subqueriesConvert and manipulate data with SQL’s built-in functions and use conditional logic in data statements
3. SQL All-in-One For Dummies
Author: by Allen G. Taylor
The latest on SQL databases SQL All -In-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about SQL and SQL-based relational databases. Everyone from database administrators to application programmers and the people who manage them will find clear, concise explanations of the SQL language and its many powerful applications.
With the ballooning amount of data out there, more and more businesses, large and small, are moving from spreadsheets to SQL databases like Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle databases, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. This compendium of information covers designing, developing, and maintaining these databases.
Cope with any issue that arises in SQL database creation and management Get current on the newest SQL updates and capabilities Reference information on querying SQL-based databases in the SQL language Understand relational databases and their importance to today’s organizations SQL All-In-One For Dummies is a timely update to the popular reference for readers who want detailed information about SQL databases and queries.
4. High Availability for the LAMP Stack: Eliminate Single Points of Failure and Increase Uptime for Your Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP Based Web Applications
Author: by Jason Cannon
December 16, 2014
How to Setup a Highly Available LAMP Stack Even If You’ve Never Done It before, Don’t Know Where to Start, or Don’t Want to Spend Weeks Researching How to Do It. This step-by-step guide teaches you everything you need to know in order to eliminate single points of failure for your Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP based web applications.
Do you wish you could ensure your web site was up all the time and finally enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep? Do you want to be able to scale without downtime and handle unexpected surges of traffic? Do you want a solution that just works without spending weeks testing various combinations of technologies and software?
Do you want someone to lay it all out for you and walk you through an entire deployment? If so, you’re in the right place… I understand, because I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to be woken up in the middle of the night when a web server goes down.
I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly grumpy at 2:47 A.M. When something is broke and I’m the one that has to fix it. That’s why I strive to eliminate single points of failure and ensure service availability. I would much rather plan for failure ahead of time than have to react to it.
5. Database Systems: Design, Implementation, & Management
Author: by Carlos Coronel
Does not contain an access card. Database skills are among the most in-demand IT skills today. Now you can gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation with the practical, easy-to-understand approach in the market-leading DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 13E.
Diagrams, illustrations, and tables clarify in-depth coverage of database design. You learn the key to successful database implementation as you study how to properly design databases to fit within the larger strategic data environment. Clear, straightforward writing supports an outstanding balance of theory and practice with hands-on skills today’s employers want.
Revised SQL coverage offers more SQL examples and simpler explanations that focus on the areas most important for a database career. More coverage of Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies, now provides a stronger hands-on approach.
Author: by Robin Nixon
Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the wayincluding how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers.
7. SQL Cookbook: Query Solutions and Techniques for All SQL Users
Author: by Anthony Molinaro
You may know SQL basics, but are you taking advantage of its expressive power? This second edition applies a highly practical approach to Structured Query Language (SQL) so you can create and manipulate large stores of data. Based on real-world examples, this updated cookbook provides a framework to help you construct solutions and executable examples in severalflavors of SQL, including Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, andPostgreSQL.
SQL programmers, analysts, data scientists, database administrators, and even relatively casual SQL users will find SQL Cookbook to be a valuable problem-solving guide for everyday issues. No other resource offers recipes in this unique format to help you tackle nagging day-to-day conundrums with SQL.
The second edition includes:Fully revised recipes that recognize the greater adoption of window functions in SQL implementationsAdditional recipes that reflect the widespread adoption of common table expressions (CTEs) for more readable, easier-to-implement solutionsNew recipes to make SQL more useful for people who aren’t database experts, including data scientistsExpanded solutions for working with numbers and stringsUp-to-date SQL recipes throughout the book to guide you through the basics
Murach's MySQL (3rd Edition)
Author: by Joel Murach
Mike Murach & Associates
This is the latest edition of the book that application developers worldwide have used to master MySQL… Now updated for MySQL 8 and beyond. As you would expect, this book shows how to code all the essential SQL statements for working with a MySQL database.
You’ll use these statements every day to have MySQL do more of your work for you. But beyond that, it shows how to work with classic MySQL features that take you to new level, such as summary queries, subqueries, functions, views, transactions, stored procedures, triggers, and security.
It shows how to take advantage of newer MySQL features such as window functions, Common Table Expressions (CTE), and roles for database security. It shows how to design a database, including how to use MySQL Workbench to create and implement the design.
It even presents a starting set of skills for a database administrator (DBA) if you’re interested in that career path or if you need to be your own DBA. In short, it s a must-have guide for anyone who works with MySQL, beginning and experienced developers alike.
9. SQL: Learn SQL (using MySQL) in One Day and Learn It Well. SQL for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project)
Author: by LCF Publishing
Learn SQL (using MySQL) Fast and Learn It Well. Master SQL Programming with a unique Hands-On ProjectThe information era is upon us and the ability to organize and make sense of data has become an invaluable skill. Have you been hearing about data, databases and SQL and wondering what it’s all about?
Or perhaps you have just gotten a new job and need to learn SQL fast. This book is for you. You no longer have to feel lost and overwhelmed by all the fragmented tutorials online, nor do you have to waste your time and money learning SQL from lengthy books and expensive online courses.
What this book offers… Learn SQL FastConcepts in this book are presented in a “to-the-point” and concise style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn SQL in just one day and start coding immediately. SQL for BeginnersComplex topics are broken down into simple steps with clear and carefully chosen examples to ensure that you can easily master SQL even if you have never coded before.
10. Web Scraping with Python: Collecting More Data from the Modern Web
Author: by Ryan Mitchell
If programming is magic then web scraping is surely a form of wizardry. By writing a simple automated program, you can query web servers, request data, and parse it to extract the information you need. The expanded edition of this practical book not only introduces you web scraping, but also serves as a comprehensive guide to scraping almost every type of data from the modern web.
Part I focuses on web scraping mechanics: using Python to request information from a web server, performing basic handling of the server’s response, and interacting with sites in an automated fashion. Part II explores a variety of more specific tools and applications to fit any web scraping scenario you’re likely to encounter.
11. Mastering Regular Expressions
Author: by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB. NET and C# (and any language using the .
NET Framework), PHP, and MySQL. If you don’t use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you’ll appreciate this book’s unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage.
If you think you know all you need to know about regularexpressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener. As this book shows, a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated.
Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. Once you’ve mastered regular expressions, they’ll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them.
12. SQL QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data With SQL
Author: by Walter Shields
Published at: ClydeBank Media LLC; Illustrated edition (November 19, 2019)
“THE BEST SQL BOOK FOR BEGINNERS IN 2020 – HANDS DOWN!”*INCLUDES FREE ACCESS TO A SAMPLE DATABASE, SQL BROWSER APP, COMPREHENSION QUIZES & SEVERAL OTHER DIGITAL RESOURCES! Not sure how to prepare for the data-driven future? This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to successfully use the SQL programming language to enhance your career!
Are you a developer who wants to expand your mastery to database management? Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today! Are you a project manager who needs to better understand your development team’s needs? A decision maker who needs to make deeper data-driven analysis?
Everything you need to know is included in these pages! The ubiquity of big data means that now more than ever there is a burning need to warehouse, access, and understand the contents of massive databases quickly and efficiently. That’s where SQL comes in.
SQL is the workhorse programming language that forms the backbone of modern data management and interpretation. Any database management professional will tell you that despite trendy data management languages that come and go, SQL remains the most widely used and most reliable to date, with no signs of stopping.
13. Head First SQL: Your Brain on SQL — A Learner's Guide
Author: by Lynn Beighley
Is your data dragging you down? Are your tables all tangled up? Well we’ve got the tools to teach you just how to wrangle your databases into submission. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory SQL learning experience, Head First SQL has a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
Maybe you’ve written some simple SQL queries to interact with databases. But now you want more, you want to really dig into those databases and work with your data. Head First SQL will show you the fundamentals of SQL and how to really take advantage of it.
We’ll take you on a journey through the language, from basic INSERT statements and SELECT queries to hardcore database manipulation with indices, joins, and transactions. We all know “Data is Power” – but we’ll show you how to have “Power over your Data”. Expect to have fun, expect to learn, and expect to be querying, normalizing, and joining your data like a pro by the time you’re finished reading!
14. Murach's PHP and MySQL (3rd Edition)
Author: by Joel Murach
Mike Murach & Associates
“I can’t count how many PHP books I have purchased over the years trying to learn the language. Murach’s was the first book that helped me grasp the concepts and got me onto actually scripting in PHP.”That’s what one developer posted on the first edition of Murach’s PHP and MySQL.
Now, this 3rd Edition does a better-than-ever job of delivering the skills you need to develop database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL, the way today’s top web professionals do. Section 1 is a quick-start course that shows how to use the latest versions of PHP, MySQL (or MariaDB), and the Apache web server to build your first PHP applications.
Right from the start, you’ll learn to create applications that conform to the MVC pattern, so they’ll be easier to maintain as they grow. In addition, you’ll learn how to create applications that prevent SQL injection attacks and guard against XSS attacks.
Section 2 takes you deeper into PHP by covering the skills you’ll use every day, like how to work with form data, dates, arrays, sessions, cookies, functions, objects, regular expressions, and exceptions. Likewise, Section 3 dives into MySQL, teaching you how to design and create a database, as well as how to access and maintain database data from your PHP programs.
15. Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
Author: by Paul McFedries
Speak the languages that power the web With more high-paying web development jobs opening every day, people with coding and web/app building skills are having no problems finding employment. If you’re a would-be developer looking to gain the know-how to build the interfaces, databases, and other features that run modern websites, web apps, and mobile apps, look no further.
Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies is your go-to interpreter for speaking the languages that handle those tasks. Get started with a refresher on the rules of coding before diving into the languages that build interfaces, add interactivity to the web, or store and deliver data to sites.
16. SQL Pocket Guide: A Guide to SQL Usage
Author: by Jonathan Gennick
If you’re a programmer or database administrator who uses SQL in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the ideal on-the-job reference. You’ll find many examples that address the language’s complexity, along with key aspects of SQL used in IBM DB2 Release 9.7, MySQL 5.
1, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, PostgreSQL 9. 0, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2. SQL Pocket Guide describes how these database systems implement SQL syntax for querying, managing transactions, and making changes to data. It also shows how the systems use SQL functions, regular expression syntax, and type conversion functions and formats.
All example SQL statements in this book execute against a set of tables, with data that you can quickly download. The third edition covers important database changes, including:Oracle’s support of the recursive WITH syntax, and addition of PIVOT and UNPIVOT operatorsFunctions new to Oracle, such as LISTAGG, NTH_VALUE, and morePostgreSQL’s support of recursive WITH and some window functionsDB2 syntax and datatypes, some compatible with OracleMySQL features such as the TIMESTAMP type and the TO_SECONDS function