The MySQL Bible is Here!

Posted in: MySQL, Technical Track

A year ago, the outline was being written. A lot of work was crammed into the intervening months, and I am happy and proud to announce that the MySQL Administrator’s Bible has been published, and is sitting on the shelf at many major booksellers already. The official publication date is today — Monday, May 11th, 2009 — although some stores have had copies for a week, including

The MySQL Administrator’s Bible, published by Wiley Press (available on at, fully covers how to administer MySQL 5.1. It is suitable for people new to MySQL, although as an experienced MySQL DBA I can say that I learned a lot while researching and writing this book, and I believe that even veteran DBAs can learn from this book.

This book for anyone who wants to learn how to use and administer MySQL. Unlike other beginning books, however, it will appeal to DBAs who are experienced in other database systems such as Oracle, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Firebird. For example, the book contains a chapter on how MySQL’s SQL is different from the SQL standard. Basic SQL has been added as a feature of the companion website, so that those who do not know how to form a query can learn, but those who are well versed in SQL do not feel they have wasted money buying a book where they already know some of the material in it.

The detailed table of contents can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF. Or, if scanning the index is your cup of tea, it is also available as a PDF. The cover price is $49.99, but is selling it for $31.49.


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Congratulations Sheeri!

The TOC looks very interesting, looks like a good read!


Congratulations, Sheeri!
Just from looking at the TOC, chapter 4 is a great idea, particularly the Using MySQL Extensions section!

Mark Callaghan
May 11, 2009 6:19 pm

My copy arrives soon. I look forward to learning from all of the research you did while writing the book.

Roland Bouman
May 11, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi Sheeri!

Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading it :)

Shlomi Noach
May 13, 2009 2:30 am


This is wonderful news! Congratulations!


Congratulations. The table of contents looks very interesting.

Only just told me that they will need another month to get it here (canoeing over the Atlantic probably…).

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