narramissic writes: "Written for MySQL 5.0/5.1 (but still more than adequately covering the popular MySQL 4.1), this book brings the how to's of the first version up to date and adds many more. It also covers using MySQL with Perl, PHP, Python, Java and Ruby! In fact, the variety of languages used in MySQL Cookbook is its strength as well as its weakness. While you're sure to find numerous recipes for working in whatever language you prefer, you will also find that many recipes you want to pursue will be provided in some other language. Even so, the reviewer rates this book as the most useful she's seen so far for solving problems in MySQL."