MySQL 5 is slated to be the most significant release in the products history. The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5, Third Edition is the newest revision of Michael Koflers popular book. This is the first book to offer in-depth instruction about the new features of the world's most popular open source database server. Updated to reflect changes in MySQL version 5, this book will expose you to MySQL's impressive array of new features: views, stored procedures, triggers, and spatial data types. Whether you're a novice or intermediate user, you will benefit from extensive coverage of core MySQL features like user administration, basic and advanced querying, and security. You will also be introduced to several standard and third-party tools, like MySQL Administrator, Query Browser, and the popular PHPMyAdmin tool.