Publisher of Linux Journal Announces New Release: MySQL Reference Card

SEATTLE, WA -- Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC) today announced the release of the MySQL Reference card (ISBN: 1-57831-018-0, US$4.95, 16 pages). The product, authored by database specialist Dan Wilder, covers essential commands and information about the open source database, MySQL from MySQL, AB.

"Because MySQL is the de facto database standard on the Web with over three million installations worldwide, SSC has been swamped with requests to make this product," commented Carlie Fairchild, VP of Marketing and Sales. "Now users everywhere can increase their productivity enormously with this reference card by having the essential MySQL features right at their fingertips."

The MySQL Reference is the newest product in SSC's reference card line, a series of pocket-sized booklets that provide computer professionals of all skill levels with uncluttered, task-specific information to help them work more efficiently. Some of the topics covered in the MySQL Reference include: admin tools, command structure, data types, and SQL commands.

The MySQL Reference card is available at specialty and bookstores nationwide and on-line at the Linux Journal Store, Distributors include: Einstein's Books (phone: +1 301-816-0098, and Kudzu Enterprises (phone: +1 952-947-0822,

About the AuthorDan Wilder has used SQL extensively in his position as Chief Geek at SSC. A software writer since 1977, Dan moved to Seattle in 1983 looking for mountains and a chance to work with UNIX, and has been with SSC since the summer of 1999. Dan and his wife Jacque raise their two children Timothy and Katherine, tend apples on Camano Island, and hike in the mountains. In his spare time Dan plays with software toys on his home Linux systems.

About the PublisherSSC is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1


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