Neither of the books I’ve been an author of has been just me. For Practical MythTV (Christmas is coming, buy it for all your TV and tech loving friends!), Michael Still and I worked hard to get a well rounded and practical (not to mention good) book. I think we succeeded – certainly has gotten positive reviews (check the amazon page).
For my second endeavor (just to make it fun, I was working on both at the same time) we have a much longer list of authors. The aim was to write a study guide for those wishing to be certified in MySQL Cluster. Being a developer with a fair bit of knowledge in the product (and somebody who also presents and writes) – I was a natural fit to join the team (some may say “roped into the team”… and they could possibly be me, but I couldn’t possibly comment).
My fellow authors:
- Jon Stephens
Among other things, he’s brought the MySQL Cluster section of the MySQL Manual forward leaps and bounds. He also edited the study guide – no doubt a daunting task.
- Mike Krukenberg
Author of Pro MySQL (along with Jay Pipes) and numerous blog posts on MySQL and related topics.
- Roland Bouman
Who took on the brave task of the actual Certification. This is a certification to be proud of – really makes sure that people deserve it without being overly hard or tricky.
- Solomon Chang
founding member of LAMPSIG of Los Angeles and a professional DBA.
So, the book is now shipping, from lulu.com (an on-demand printing service) for $49.99USD.
MySQL 5.1 Cluster DBA Certification Study Guide by Jon Stephens, Mike Kruckenberg, Roland Bouman, Stewart Smith, Solomon Chang
It feels good to have it out there now. Daniel va Eeden has received his copy (shipping box and all!). This is another book you should buy for
all your database friends everybody you’ve ever met.