With more than 4 million active installations, MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database.
Known for its speed, high reliability, and ease of use, MySQL is rapidly becoming a low-cost alternative to high-priced, high-maintenance database systems from Oracle, IMB and Microsoft-and it already has more users than any of these more established proprietary databases.
The MySQL Language Reference is the only official guide to the MySQL language and programming APIs.
Written by the creators of MySQL, and edited by the highly respected MySQL authors, the MySQL Language Reference is designed for database administrators and programmers who need a reliable, detailed reference to every part of the MySQL language and all the available APIs.
About the Author
Paul DuBois is the leading author of books on MySQL topics. His book MySQL (0-7357-1212-3), is widely considered to be the definitive guide to using, administering, and programming MySQL. He is currently an employee of MySQL AB and is in charge of editing and maintaining the official English-language documentation for MySQL.