As the creator of MariaDB (and MySQL), I am thrilled to see the first MariaDB book in print. I am equally thrilled that Ben Forta wrote it. Ben has a gift for presenting complex topics (and really understanding SQL can be complex) in an easy-to-understand way. MariaDB Crash Course is an easy read and goes from explaining the basics to the very complex (including joins, regular expressions, and triggers) simply and without painful effort. I recommend this book to anyone new to SQL who wants to quickly learn how to get the best out of MariaDB.
Michael “Monty” WideniusCreator of MariaDB and MySQL