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Bring a Laptop to the MySQL Conference
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Whether you come to Monday’s Tutorial or the Workbench Workshops on Tuesday-Thursday I strongly recommend you bring a laptop. We’ll be doing a lot of hands-on in both and you’ll be missing out on a lot of the content if you don’t have a copy of MySQL Workbench in front of you (we’ll supply the copy of Workbench, in fact you get the SE edition free for a year just for attending).

You should also act now to …

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Finished Presenting at OSCON
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My Normalization session seemed to go well enough.

Video is online at:

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Zak Greant is running a free event this year parallell to OSCON that should be very valuable to anyone who is trying to get a start in Open Source or looking to start an Open Source project:

The project is called FOSSCoach and it is the successor to OSCAMP (the
Barcamp-like event that OSCON hosted for the last few years.)

FOSSCoach is focused on teaching people the skills that they need to
participate in (or start) distributed online projects - like PHP or
Wikipedia. Participation is free and …

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Best Swag Ever
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Wednesday night I attended a reception hosted by Sun and managed to win myself a Sun Fire X2100 M2 server!

Swag-wise, the conference was an improvement over last year, as judged by Laura Thomson’s T-Shirt index, with around a dozen shirts to be had.

Presentation Now Online
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Just a quick note that I have posted the video from my session at this year’s MySQL Conference at: 

MySQL Workbench: The Ultimate Database Design Tool For Developers
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Speaker: Mike Zinner

Developed a design tool called DBDesigner4 as his own schema design tool, had 1.5 million downloads. Tool was built on Delphi, became outdated. Project brought him to the attention of MySQL AB, resulted in a job offer.

After signing on he began work on basic MySQL GUI tools such as MySQL Administrator, MySQL Query Browser, Migration Toolkit, and MySQL Windows installer and configuration wizard.

Project existed from DBDesigner, then in 2005 a preview version of Workbench was released. Workbench was re-architected in 2007-2008 and was released in April 2008.

Workbench is a …

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Blogging from the 2008 MySQL Conference
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I’ll be blogging and posting photos from the 2008 MySQL Conference.

My photos can be seen in a Flickr set at

Watch this space for session notes.

Maybe Next Year
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One of these years I will finally get a talk accepted for OScon and actually be able to attend. I always hear good things about the conference and it seems like my company almost has its own track this year.

For those of you who are attending, be sure to attend some of the great talks being delivered by my friends and colleagues:

Improving Performance by Profiling PHP Applications
Next-Gen Interaction with Ajax, Comet, and …

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Hierarchies Session Completed
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My hierarchies session is done. It’s nice to be finished and free to relax.

The materials and video are available at

As the trend of online business is increasing day by day the work of hosting as well as website design companies is increasing as well. Top class business sites not only require dedicated web server but also strongly need …

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It Finally Happened
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Back when I first heard that the MySQL source code was being split into Enterprise and Community editions and that the Community edition binaries would be release only every few versions, I knew that there would soon be a project to provide binaries to the community of both editions by a third party.

It didn’t take too long. Here at the conference Solid and Proven Scaling introduced Dorsal Source, a site providing binaries of all community and enterprise releases of MySQL.

The builds …

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