Easy to take and use anywhere, the MySQL Pocket Reference provides instant reminders on how to use important MySQL functions in conjunction with key parts of the LAMP open source infrastructure. The book covers installation of MySQL and includes a description of SQL commands, data types, operators, and functions. In this small book, you get a handy reference to the enormous feature set of MySQL, the dominant database in the open source world.
The MySQL Pocket Reference is a quick reference that you can take with you anywhere you go. Instead of racking your brain for the exact syntax of a variant of ALTER TABLE that you generally never use, you can reach into your laptop case and grab this reference. As an experienced MySQL architect, administrator, or programmer, you can look to this reference.
This book does not, however, teach MySQL. I expect that you have learned or are in the process of learning MySQL from a book such as Managing and Using MySQL. Though I start with a reference on MySQL installation, it is designed to help you remember the full process of MySQL installation—not to teach you the process.