This 67 page guide is for long-time MySQL users who want to know "what's new" in version 5. The short answer is "stored procedures, triggers, views, information_schema". The long answer is the MySQL 5.0 New Features series, and this book is the first in the series.
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What I'm hoping to do is make this look like a hands-on session where you, as if you're working it out yourself on your keyboard, can walk through sample problems.
To do this, I'll go through each little item, building up slowly. By the end, I'll be showing larger routines that do something useful, something that you might have thought was tough.
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Chris, Los Angeles' CSS & ActionScript guru, successfully cannonballed into web development in the late 90's. Always caught up with the latest in Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and XML, Chris authored premium articles for the largest Dreamweaver/Flash community (www.DMXzone.com) and produced WebDevDesign (iTunes featured), a popular Web Design & Development Podcast. Somewhere, Chris finds time to run an authorized Adobe user group focused around open source and Adobe technologies. Being a big community leader, Chris Charlton remains a resident faculty member of the Rich Media Insitute and lends himself to speak at large industry events, like JobStock, NAB, and FITC Hollywood.
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