I am please to announce that the Second Edition of MySQL and JSON – A Practical Programming Guide is now Available.  The new book is twice the length of the first edition due to  the many advancements made by MySQL Engineering over the past two years. 

Who needs this book:   Anyone wanting to take advantage of the MySQL JSON data type for storing JSON formatted data, those wanting to turn relational data into JSON, those who want to make their JSON data relational, and those seeking a through introduction into the use of MySQL as a NoSQL JSON 

document store.  The second edition features even more illustrations, code examples, and covers the many new features added in the last two years including JSON document validation (yes, you can have required fields, type checking, and constraints on your JSON data before it gets into the database), new MySQL Shell features for bulk loading JSON data in parallel, the use of multi-value indexes for JSON array, and much more.

MySQL & JSON – A Practical Programming Guide Second Edition is now available from Amazon in digital and paperback formats. 

The author is a long time user of MySQL and has been a member of the Oracle MySQL Community Team for a decade.