If you are looking for books to help get your feet wet, you can try the following:

MySQL, by Paul DuBois (there is a new version that just came out), published by New Riders, ISBN: 0-7357-0921-1

Professional PHP Programming, published by Wrox press, ISBN: 1-861002-96-3


At 11:30 AM 2/25/03 +0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Ok,Thank for your help very much!

Maybe I have make my first step in MySQL and PHP trip!

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry E. Ullman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 11:14 AM
To: Jun.Han
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] What about MySQL

> I am a fresh man in MySQL,Can anyone tell me how i begin to > learn it?

www.mysql.com is a really good place to start.

> and what are the different between MySQL and other commerce relative
> database?As what I known,My SQL is free,but other commerce RDB is very
> expensive! Why  MySQL not in the top?  Is MySQL not strong or easy to
> used than the commerce products?

MySQL is free for many--but not all--uses (check the license at
MySQL has most of the features you'll need but is still missing some
biggies (sub-queries, triggers, etc.). Some of these features will be
implemented in forthcoming versions of the software. Read more about
this at www.mysql.com.
MySQL is pretty easy to use. Read the tutorial that comes with the
manual at www.mysql.com.

> MySQL can help me do what or not?

Well, you haven't said what you want to do but I suspect MySQL can
help. Why don't you head over to www.mysql.com to get a better feel for

Best wishes,

PS There are many books on MySQL available, should you be interested,
as well as numerous mailing lists dedicated to MySQL. You can find out
more about these at (you guessed it) www.mysql.com.

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