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Books Authored by Percona

Percona employees contribute to the MySQL community by writing books on MySQL-related topics of general or specific interest to community members. The following is a list of currently available titles written by Percona MySQL experts:

High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition

High Performance MySQL

Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, and Vadim Tkachenko authored this groundbreaking book in 2008 (second edition) and 2012 (third edition). It is the authoritative guide to building fast, scalable, reliable systems with MySQL. It has sold tens of thousands of copies and has been translated into many languages, including Czech, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and German. It is published by O'Reilly Media.

SQL Antipatterns

SQL Antipatterns

Bill Karwin has helped thousands of people write better SQL and build stronger relational databases. Now he's sharing his collection of antipatterns—the most common errors he's identified in those thousands of requests for help. Most developers aren't SQL experts, and the SQL they write is sometimes inefficient, hard to maintain, or just plain wrong. This book shows you all the common mistakes, and then leads you through the best fixes. What's more, it shows you what's behind these fixes, so you'll learn a lot about relational databases along the way. This book is published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf.