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As one of the first contributors to the online MYSQL reference manual, Paul DuBois is well placed to deliver this book in the Cookbook series. For photographers building their own web sites who want to sell photos and deal with customers it's worth having a database to store your images and customer details. This book covers the MySQL database solution and delivers just about everything you'd need to know about setting up a database and performing searches.
Be warned - database sites are far more complex than basic html but they give you a more manageable web site.
With over 900pages it's no quick read, but the index is comprehensive and the contents are listed logically allowing you to find solutions to problems you may come across.
As photographers we really need a custom writen book that explains setting up a database web site for our specific imaging needs, but until someone writes that this is a good book to help you through the hurdles, although it is helpful if you already have some knowledge of databases and programming before you get stuck into this book.
Experienced web people will no doubt find this an essential tool for more complex problem solving.