Paul DuBois is one of the primary contributors to the MySQL Reference Manual, a renowned online manual that has supported MySQL administrators and database developers for years. He is a member of the MySQL documentation team at Oracle Corp. He is also the author of MySQL (Addison-Wesley Professional); MySQL Cookbook, Using csh & tcsh, and Software Portability with imake (O'Reilly); and MySQL and Perl for the Web (New Riders).
"I really enjoy cookbooks because of their no nonsense organization. This MySQL book exactly fits that description. Chances are just scanning the table of contents you'll find the question you are asking with the answer and explanation at your fingertips...If you're doing web development in Ruby, PHP, Perl, Python or Java, you should consider this book."
--Sean P. Hull, Amazon.com
"For developers using the MySQL database system, the gold standard of such books is MySQL Cookbook, by Paul DuBois."
--Michael J. Ross, Web Developer, Slashdot.org
"Here is the most complete compilation of coding examples for programing using MySQL 5.0. The wide ranging examples include
the use of Perl, PHP, Python, Java, and Ruby, and provide a rich array of recipes that will enable programmers to more quickly develop sophisticated applications. The author not only provides working code, but explains how the code works, enabling readers to make modifications to fit their particular requirements."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing