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Double Free
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MySQL Workbench has already received some great accolades this year and there is more to come!

Now, those attending the MySQL Users Conference will have a chance to become a MySQL schema design expert.

The Conference (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/users-conference/" target="_blank) will include a free MySQL Workbench workshop called “Introduction to Data Modeling with MySQL Workbench” on Thursday (April 23, 2009) 3 - 4:30 PM in the Santa Clara

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Rails Developer for a Large Startup: My Vision of an Ideal Candidate
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Few days ago we were chatting in our corporate Campfire room and one of the guys asked me what do I think about Rails developers hiring process, what questions I’d ask a candidate, etc… This question started really long and interesting discussion and I’d like to share my thoughts on this question in this post.

So, first of all I would like to explain what kind of interviews I really hate Ever since I was thinking of myself as of a developer (many years ago) and was going to “software developer position” interviews I really hated questions like “What is the name and possible values of the third parameter of the function some_freakin_weird_func() from some_weird.h” or “How to declare a virtual destructor and when it

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Starting on the next edition of the MySQL Developer Certification exam
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The work on the next editions of MySQL Certification Exams is going well. My current focus is on the Developer exam. There is a little bit of overlap between the current Developer and DBA exams ('What is MySQL AB?') that need to be pruned. Most MySQL customers seem to have a lot of functional overlap between people titled Developers and DBAs. So what do you ask of an individual that quantifies their ability to develop software that accesses MySQL databases? Not their DBA skills or their joint Developer/DBA skills but just their developer skills.

The book used in the MySQL for Developers (http://www.mysql.com/training/workshops/mysql_dev.html) class is an amazing document. It covers many subjects in detail from basic SQL to query optimization. I am carefully picking my way through in search of prime exam material. This is what military analysts call a

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September's results
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MySQL Certification had another great month in September. It was our biggest month with a MySQL Users Conference (where the cost of each exam is deeply discounted). A total of 159 exams were taken and that is a 10 percent increase.

Total certifications earned was another non-UC record with 68. That was made up of 14 Developers, 27 DBAs, 7 Cluster DBAs, and 20 Associates. Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to earn these certifications.

Those of you wishing to take the exams in Japanese should keeping checking the website for a new, much improved translation that will be ready by the Japanese UC. Domo arigato, Toru-san!

And be sure to list your MySQL Certifications on your resumes and social networking pages. I had a long talk with an online recruiting company about the best way to find certified MySQL Developers and DBAa. The demand

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MySQL Admin/Dev wanted
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I have just accepted a position with Lycos as Principle Software Engineer, which I'm very excited about and will write about in a later post on this blog.

More immediate is the need to find someone to replace me at Grazr. I want to find them a well-qualified person. Some of the requirements are:

5+ Years with:

* Perl, mod_perl development, Perl OO, DBI
* Developing web applications with MySQL
* SQL -- and this means more than 'select * from foo'
* MySQL Administration
* Knowledge of good schema design
* Apache
* Linux Administration

Other needs:

* Sphinx Search Engine
* Memcached
* Familiarity with Nagios
* Understand different MySQL storage engines
* Familiarity with MySQL UDFs (I have a few I wrote at Grazr that someone will have to figure out)
* Any other MySQL monitoring tools (Cacti, etc)

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Hug A Developer Day
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Man, this video hits too close to home. Developers all over the world are in pain, so go ahead – hug one right now! Dedicated to all developers at blinkx, MySQL (http://www.mysql.com), and beyond.

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Helpless Helpers and Useless Utilities
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With any code base of a reasonable size there are lots of issues you would normally take care of immediately when you come across them, however often there is just no time for it. In the end you will have to live with the knowledge that you had to leave some ugly hacks in it just to meet the deadline.

Because we have recently finished development of the next major release of our software product, there is some time now to do code cleanup and get some more automated tests on the way. Because one of the bugs that almost prevented us from holding our schedule was a particularly nasty - but well hidden one - there has (again) been some discussion about coding guidelines and quality.

People always seem to agree that you need to talk to each other, think in larger terms than just your specific problem at the time and strive for code readability and

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