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.
First of all, this post has been planned for a few years, fortunately, it can be published to help many programmers at last. Many programmers still like, and have got accustomed to using the classic and simple, efficient CHM format of offline manuals for the programming languages you're learning or using, even if there are Dash (commercial, for Mac OS X) and Zeal such excellent, free and open-source AIO type of offline API documentation browser for Windows/Linux platform. Now, you've found the right place.
The C language withstood test of time is absolutely not replaceable by its younger brother C++ (it just has not such ability, unless one day the computer does not use 0s and 1s any more). Experienced programmers can use C language to write fast and efficient programs all the time, and even now the running million lines of C codes everywhere fully demonstrate its formidable vitality.