Russell J.T. Dyer

Writer & Editor

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Technical Books

For about fourteen years I have been working as a technical writer, specializing in the database systems. I’ve published a few books. My first book, MySQL in a Nutshell, has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, and Polish.

Learning MySQL and MariaDB

With an easy, step-by-step approach, this practical guide shows programmers new to databases how to install, effectively use, and maintain MySQL and MariaDB. You’ll learn these database systems through real-world examples and many practical tips.

MySQL Replication

Replication is an excellent way to protect data and ensure uninterrupted service. For those who know the basics of MySQL, this book can help them to learn about MySQL Replication and assist them in keeping it running.

MySQL in a Nutshell, 2nd Ed.

When you need to find quickly the right SQL keyword or option, turn to this convenient reference. With MySQL in a Nutshell, you get the details you need in one concise and well organized book.

MySQL in a Nutshell

This is my first book and the first edition of MySQL in a Nutshell. The second edition is much better, but you can get this one for a low price.

My Manuals

Below are a few of my books that have been published. Click on the book cover image to go to a site where you can buy it.

MySQL in a Nutshell, 2nd Ed.

Updated MySQL reference book: includes syntax and practical examples for SQL statements, functions and utilities for developers and administrators.

MySQL Replication

This booklet explains key concepts of MySQL Replication and helps troubleshoot problems and get replication running quickly when it stops.

Learning MySQL and MariaDB

If you want to learn about using, developing, and administering MySQL and MariaDB database systems, this is a good book for you.