This practical, hands-on tutorial/reference/guide to MySQL is perfect for beginners, but it also works for experienced developers who aren't getting the most from MySQL. As you would expect, this book shows how to code all of the essential SQL statements for creating and working with a MySQL database. But beyond that, this book also shows how to design a database, including how to use the graphical MySQL Workbench to create an EER model. It shows how to take advantage of relatively new MySQL features such as foreign keys, transactions, stored procedures, stored functions, triggers, and events. It even presents a starting set of skills for a database administrator (DBA), including how to secure and back up databases. And like all Murach books, it uses the distinctive paired pages format, which breaks the material into manageable skills to speed up both learning and reference. A great help for MySQL users at any level.