Two second editions, two first times
By Giuseppe Maxia on Jun 26, 2008
The buzz of the week is all about books. The second edition of High Performance MySQL has just hit the shelves. In addition to being a complete rewrite of the first edition, this is a sort of community book, where the authors gathered together the official tools and the ones available in the community to explain how to make MySQL fly. Many topics were submitted for public discussion. It is also the first time that an author has explained in public how to write it.
The other second edition is a reprint of the MySQL Cluster certification guide. Noticed anything peculiar in the cover? Yes! It's a Sun book. This is actually the very first book to be published through Sun's new print-on-demand partner, Vervanté. In other words, Sun's first Vervanté book is a book on MySQL!