As noted on our site for the book, O'Reilly brought the first copies to the 2004 MySQL User's Conference in Orlando and it had sold out by the middle of the second day.
Now Amazon reports that the book is shipping in 1-2 weeks (rather than being pre-order), and we even have our first customer review posted too.
I read the front matter and first three chapters on the plane ride home last night, pen in hand. I didn't mark as much stuff as I expected to but did manage to find a couple of dumb things we may want to fix for subsequent printings.
Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered a copy or bought one at the show. The response has been amazing so far!
Derek has a picture of the books for sale at the show booth. I'll link to it as soon as he posts the pics.
Posted by jzawodn at April 19, 2004 01:59 PM
The book is now also available on Safari.
If you're a Safari subsciber, it's available online as of yesterday. Not sure if you get rewarded as an author if I check out your book on Safari instead of buying it.
Can we get autographs? :-)
I wanna read up on the correct way to do replication+performance optimization (been hack n go lately testing at home)..so i'll probably be picking up one soon..
The problem with the book is that you can't finish it. You get through a section and it hits you "Hey I can actually use this stuff" So you put the book down and spend the next 4 hours tweaking, testing, benchmarketing and updating your server.
The MySQL conf. was great but the book made it all worth it... If you didn't spend the money to goto the conference then spend the money on the book! I don't thnk you'll have troubles talking your boss into it!
I got my book on Monday morning from Amazon (shipped on Friday) and what I've read so far has been good stuff. Great work, thanks. :)
I got my copy at the conference, I immediately missed about 3 sessions not listening to the speakers and reading the book. I can't say I've used anything yet, but I definitely plan on it soon.
I bought your book at the 2004 RealWorldLinux expo in Toronto! great book, allthough the 9 pages wasted on Appendix C was a bit overkill.
I liked Appendix B though :)