What it's like to write a technical book, continued

Jun 23, 2008

My post on what it’s like to write a technical book was a stream-of-consciousness look at the process of writing High Performance MySQL, Second Edition. I got a lot of responses from it and learned some neat things I wouldn’t have learned if I hadn’t written the post. I also got a lot of questions, and my editor wrote a response too. I want to follow up on these things.

High Performance MySQL is here!

Jun 20, 2008

The book, that is. My dog is already studying it. You should buy a few copies for yourself, your family, and all your pets.

What is it like to write a technical book?

Jun 15, 2008

As you probably know, I recently finished writing a book with a few co-authors. I kept notes along the way and wanted to describe the process for those who are thinking about writing a book, too. Update: see the followup post for more of the story, including my editor’s responses. Update two, almost a year later: Take this with a grain of salt. I wrote it after an incredible marathon of staying up most of the night for months on end.

Grab your High Performance MySQL sample content

Jun 9, 2008

Final versions of High Performance MySQL, Second Edition sample content are posted at the official website. You can download unrestricted PDFs of the foreword, table of contents, chapter 4 (Query Performance Optimization), and the index.

Pre-Order High Performance MySQL Second Edition

May 2, 2008

If you’re waiting for High Performance MySQL Second Edition to hit the shelf, you’re not the only one. I am too! I can’t wait to actually hold it in my hands. But you don’t have to wait idly. No, not at all! You can pre-order it and then you’ll get it as soon as possible. Plus your pre-order will help them figure out how much demand there is, so it doesn’t sell out and make you wait for your own copy.

Spring 2008 issue of MySQL Magazine

Apr 19, 2008

Keith Murphy and his hard-working crew have released the spring 2008 issue of MySQL Magazine. Go take a look – it includes quite a few articles on various topics, even a mention of our upcoming book (High Performance MySQL, Second Edition).