This blog is a 2nd part of a multi-part series on areas of failover for MySQL. The first installment looked at design considerations, giving us a “thinking” perspective on what we might want to adopt. Later I will take a look at more of a business and operational way of thinking through these details. In… Read More »
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This will be a multi-part series covering various areas of failover for MySQL. This first installment will primarily look at some design considerations, which you can then apply to your own environment in your own way. The concepts presented here are merely suggestions and not out-right “how-to”. Every company has specific technologies or skill-sets in… Read More »
I really like Amazon.com and I have been a Prime member for several years. Along with millions of different items for sale, Amazon has an affiliate program, where you can earn money advertising products on your web site. When a visitor to your site clicks on a link and orders a product from Amazon, you earn a small commission on the total sale. As an affiliate, you have access to Amazon’s Product Advertising API for obtaining product information. But, you can use this information for many other purposes.
The Amazon API is like most other API’s, and their API web site provides you with code examples and explains how it all works. I am going to show you how a Perl program which you can use to access the API data and store it in a …[Read more]
Adding good content to Twitter can be a pain. I can’t do it during working hours, and I don’t have much time at night. But, the more content you have, the more followers you can gain, and the more your original tweets can be seen (hopefully). I have written several posts about using the latest Perl-Twitter API – Net::Twitter::Lite::WithAPIv1_1, so you might want to check these out as well.[Read more]
A friend of mine asked me how they could automatically follow and unfollow people on Twitter. But they didn’t want to follow just anyone and everyone. He had a Twitter account which they used for recruiting in a very narrow construction industry. He wanted to find people in the same industry and follow them – hoping they would follow him back and learn about his open jobs. When I joined Twitter back in 2008, I wrote a similar program to automatically follow/unfollow users, but the Twitter API has changed quite a bit since then. So I decided to re-write the program with the latest Perl-Twitter API – Net::Twitter::Lite::WithAPIv1_1.
Before you attempt to use these scripts, you will need to register your application with twitter via apps.twitter.com, and obtain the following:
consumer_key consumer_secret access_token …[Read more]
In two earlier posts, I gave some examples on how to use Perl to send tweets stored in a MySQL database to Twitter, and then how to automatically reply to your retweets with a “thanks”. In this post, I will show you how to automatically download your direct messages from Twitter, store the messages in a MySQL database, and then delete them.
I don’t like the way Twitter makes me read my direct messages. Granted, the majority of them are not real messages. The message is usually thanking me for following the sender, and then there is a personal website link or a link to a product they are selling. But if I want to delete a direct message, I have to …[Read more]
The MySQL Enterprise Audit plug-in is part of the MySQL Enterprise Edition (available through a paid license). Basically, Enterprise Audit tracks everything that is happening on your MySQL server, and can be used to protect/detect the misuse of information, and to meet popular compliance regulations including HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the PCI Data Security Standard.
MySQL Enterprise Audit uses the open MySQL Audit API to enable standard, policy-based monitoring and logging of connection and query activity executed on specific MySQL servers. Designed to meet the …[Read more]
In an earlier post titled Using Perl to send tweets stored in a MySQL database to twitter, I showed you a way to use MySQL to store tweets, and then use Perl to automatically send your tweets to twitter.
In this post, we will look at automatically sending a “thank you” to people who retweet your tweets – and we will be using Perl and MySQL again.
Just like in the first post, you will need to register your application with twitter via apps.twitter.com, and obtain the following:
consumer_key consumer_secret access_token access_token_secret
One caveat: twitter has a rate limit on how often you may connect with your application – depending upon what you are trying to do. See …[Read more]
As of MySQL 5.6.24, MySQL Enterprise Edition includes MySQL Enterprise Firewall, an application-level firewall (it runs within the mysql database process) that enables database administrators to permit or deny SQL statement execution based on matching against whitelists of accepted statement patterns. This helps harden MySQL Server against attacks such as SQL injection or attempts to exploit applications by using them outside of their legitimate query workload characteristics.
Each MySQL account registered with the firewall has its own whitelist of statement patterns (a tokenized representation of a SQL statement), enabling protection to be tailored per account. For a given account, the firewall can operate in recording or protecting mode, for training in the accepted statement …[Read more]
The HTTP Plugin for MySQL adds HTTP(S) interfaces to MySQL. Clients can use the HTTP respectively HTTPS (SSL) protocol to query data stored in MySQL. The query language is SQL but other, simpler interfaces exist. All data is serialized as JSON. This version of MySQL Server HTTP Plugin is a Labs release, which means it’s at an early development stage. It contains several known bugs and limitation, and is meant primarily to give you a rough idea how this plugin will look some day. Likewise, the user API is anything but finalized. Be aware it will change in many respects.
In …[Read more]
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