The MySQL Workshop

By Thomas Pettit , Daniël van Eeden
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About this book

You already know you want to learn MySQL, and a smarter way to learn that is to learn by doing. The MySQL Workshop focuses on building up your database administration skills so that you can develop high-availability databases and deliver extreme levels of scalability with modern MySQL. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results.

Throughout The MySQL Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding MySQL. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning different techniques to secure your database. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.

Every physical print copy of The MySQL Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive content updates. You'll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your MySQL book.

Fast-paced and direct, The MySQL Workshop is the ideal companion for MySQL beginners. You'll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.

Publication date:
November 2020

About the Authors

  • Thomas Pettit

    Thomas Pettit began developing software as a hobby. He changed tracks from being a truck driver to being a software developer by earning a graduation degree in software development at the age of 35. He taught basic computers in a community adult education centre in Melbourne for 2 years before commencing his software development career. Tom has worked for several government agencies including defense, law enforcement, and transport as well as large and small private businesses. Tom has mentored several up and coming software developers during his career and takes great joy in assisting others to improve their skills and further their career prospects.

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  • Daniël van Eeden

    Daniël van Eeden started his career as a UNIX system administrator and then progressed to become a database administrator. After working as a consultant, he joined he a travel company where he helped to scale MySQL to several machines. His job also included giving training to developers and talking at conferences. He has contributed multiple patches to MySQL and related projects.

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