I've found MySQL Cookbook by Paul DuBois (O'Reilly) to be very useful in expanding my MySQL knowledge. As the title suggests, it focuses on giving solutions to typical problems. Lots of very useful stuff. - Chris At 05:17 18/12/2007, you wrote: >It looks like I'm starting to get into higher level projects that >I'm accustom to, which is fine as it gives me an excuse to buy more >books. But where do I start? Looking in my pipeline of projects I >see that I'm going to need to learn > >* more SQL (specificly MySQL), perticularly in the area of fancy >queries (fancy to me, anyways) and stored procs. >* an how to build a matching / search engine type app (in >PHP/MySQL)... closest analogy would be like a matching engine on a >dating site, but for a totally different market with totatlly different fields. > >So, anyone have any book recommendations for those areas? I've gone >through all the book recommendations in the archives and found a >couple books that look interesting, but not quite what I think I'm looking for. -- Chris Booth "Our supper is plain, but we are very wonderful."