The MySQL Plugin API is a neat way to add functionality to the MySQL server. Any user of MySQL is using it: see the storage engine plugins listed by
SHOW PLUGINS. There are many types of plugins. For example, the do-whatever-you-want daemon plugins. Among the hottest things that appeared lately are plugins that add new interfaces to MySQL, such as the Memcache plugin of MySQL 5.6.
However, to me a PHP guy writing an extension, assimilating arbitrary libraries and glueing them together is reason enough to into plugin hacking It is tempting to a[Read more...]