Your Turn to Play Stump the Author...

by James Turner

Thought I'd pass along this note I received, that may be of interest to the MySQL addicts out there:

>> Sasha Pachev, whose book Understanding MySQL Internals was released
>> last month by O'Reilly, is leading an online seminar at MySQL AB on
>> "Improving query performance through a better understanding of the
>> optimizer":
>>
>> http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/web-seminars/sasha.php
>>
>> You can present Sasha with your own SQL queries during this webinar
>> and learn how to interpret output of the EXPLAIN command to improve
>> your performance. This webinar is also a useful accompaniment to
>> Understanding MySQL Internals, which contains extensive information
>> on EXPLAIN and the behavior of the optimizer exposed by it