Sveta Smirnova is Senior Principle Technical Support Engineer in the Bugs Verification Group of the MySQL Support Group at Oracle. She works with MySQL for more that 10 years: first when used it as backend in her web applications and then as support engineer.
"This well-written how-to guide likely will become a must-have reference book for many MySQL database administrators and support staff, as well as those currently learning MySQL. It contains numerous code examples, log excerpts and other illustrations, plus tips gleaned from long experience at solving a wide array of MySQL issues."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions