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Long Overdue Entry

It’s been over a month since I got around to writing an entry — way too long! I’ve made a pact with myself not to do such a horrible thing again. Basically, I learned that writing a technical book can be a very long process!

We’ve finally entered the second draft stage of our Pro MySQL book. I am really excited about the content. Some of this stuff simply isn’t available in anything in print so far. I just got finished writing Chapter 8 on SQL Scenarios, in which I cover, among other things, maintaining a Nested Set model for tree structures in MySQL, and handling GIS Distance Calculations. Pretty cool stuff. I hope the books fly off the shelves this July and we get some good reviews. Here’s crossing my fingers.