For the second edition, the technical reviewers once again played a crucial role in finding errors and making corrections and clarifications. Hang Lau and Shane Kirk served as reviewers. I'd also like to thank Monty Widenius, Alexander Barkov, Jani Tolonen, and the other MySQL developers for patiently enduring my many questions and supplying answers that made their way into these pages.
The New Riders staff that brought this edition to life were Stephanie Wall, Associate Publisher; Chris Zahn, Development Editor; Lori Lyons, Senior Project Editor; Pat Kinyon, Copy Editor; Cheryl Lenser, Indexer; and Stacey Richwine-DeRome, Compositor.
And, as always, my wife Karen provided the behind-the-scenes support that readers do not see, but without which this book would be much poorer.