Re: OT: MySQL Books

  • From: mr SunnyGuy <sunnyguy11@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 17:46:28 -0700


I would avoid anything published by Sybex.

I bought OCP Oracle 10g New Features.

The back cover claims the entire book comes on a
'searchable printable PDF'

The PDF I got was unreadable on both my mac and my linux box.

I tried it on a win2k box,
the PDF triggered a 'phone home' message to a naked ip address.

It smelled like spyware to me.

Also I could not read it on the win2k box.

I've waited 4 days for a response from Sybex; nothing yet.

I'm bummed.


On 5/4/05, MacGregor, Ian A. <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I need recommendations on the best book(s) for learning MySQL.  There =3D
> are more and more folks using products which do not support Oracle.  =3D
> Also the transactionless myISAM type database is very attractive to =3D
> folks working on projects such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope =3D
> which should produce a petabyte of data daily.  They won't be taking =3D
> data until 2012 so 1 PB per year might be routine by then. =3D20
> Nothing is settled and Oracle may be in the running.  The system to =3D
> collect the data needs to be in place by 2010.  So even if MySQL is =3D
> picked at first that could easily be changed.   The head of the database =
> committee for LSST showed me a business card he had gotten at last =3D
> month's MySQL conference in Santa Clara, and asked if I recognized the =
> name on it.  The name was Ken Jacobs.
> Ian MacGregor
> Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
> ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=3D20
> --

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