MySQL: Developer's Library is a real classic masterpiece about MySQL. It introduces the basic knowledge of MySQL as well as MySQL's unique features different from other database systems in all directions. Especially, it focuses on how to efficiently use and administer MySQL database, as well how to write MySQL-based programs in C, Perl (using DBI), and PHP (using PDO).
The author of MySQL Cookbook Paul DuBois is one of the first group of contributors of MySQL online reference manuals, who has written many classic books about MySQL. It is important to note that this book isn't to teach you how to develop a complete and complex application; on the contrary, it is to help you overcome various problems had stumped you in MySQL database development. Therefore, it is suitable for all related personnels engaged in the development of database technology to read. And it has became one of must-read books for MySQL developers.