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In Search of Kafka

Friday, 26 November 2010 Updated: Thursday, 27 January 2011

We have published our first novel, In Search of Kafka by Russell J.T. Dyer, author of software manuals on MySQL. Here's the description on the back cover:

A comical high-tech thriller, tells the story of Oliver Whitman, a computer programmer and a friend who is a conspiracy theorist who believes Homeland Security is working with Starbucks to add chemicals to their coffee to sedate the middle- class public when negative press is released about the President.

One night Oliver helps his friend try to remove what he believes is a virus on his computer, but is actually someone hacking into the machine. Provoked and caught up in harmless geek fun, Oliver tries to fight back. Unfortunately, he’s been tricked: he’s been lured into attacking Starbucks’ server. Realizing his blunder, he makes a run for it, barely escaping apprehension by Homeland Security agents. Relentlessly pursued, he finds danger wherever he turns. He has to do something, but what? Someone is going to get hurt and surviving is going to require some difficult choices.

You can purchase a copy on Amazon by clicking on the image of the book cover.

MySQL Replication

Friday, November 26, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, 7 October 2014

We have published a computer software book: MySQL Replication, subtitled An Administrator's Guide to MySQL Replication. Here's part of the description of the book on its back cover:

Replication is an excellent way to protect data and ensure uninterrupted service. For systems administrators who know the basics of MySQL, this book can help them to learn about MySQL Replication and assist them in keeping replication running or to get it running again when it inevitably stops. Despite its moderate size, this book contains a great deal.

As the description states, it's not a thick book, but it provides plenty of useful information and is an excellent guide to MySQL administrators. It's the only but written exclusively on the topic of MySQL Replication. It should be available on Amazon.com very soon.

Baron Schwartz of Percona reviewed this book, saying "it tells readers the basics of setting up and administering replication, but excludes advanced topics." This makes it easier for the beginner to get started with MySQL Replicaiton.

You can purchase a copy on Amazon by clicking on the image of the book cover.