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Oracle's MySQL Connect 2013 conference summary
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Although, hosting the event on a weekend, which is an inconvenience to those who have family, and ignoring the fact that it's Oracle's third MySQL Connect event, I would have to say that this year's Oracle MySQL Connect conference was the best one yet. This past year, I have been mostly heads-down working at +LinkedIn so I haven't been paying close attention to what Oracle has been doing for +
QA and bug fixing for OQGraph
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Just mentioning it here because hard work deserves to be recognised and mentioned: Andrew McDonnell is doing an awesomely good job of testing, understanding and fixing bugs in OQGraph... which is no mean feat because the core of the code is based on the Boost Graph Library which isn't a trivial C++ library.
I want to contribute,
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Over at David Stoke's Open Source DBA blog, the following was posted: http://opensourcedba.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/mysql-is-looking-for-external-contributions My reply: Allow me to contribute code with a BSD (3-clause) license without having to sign anything new and then we can talk. Don’t tell me that it can’t be done: Oracle already has some code of mine in another product which was
Collection of my thoughts, quotes, (bad) jokes..
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A collection of thoughts, quotes, jokes, .. which I posted as status updates on Facebook. My favorites are bold (no pun intended).

They say sucking is a newborn instinct we forget; some people, however, keep sucking their whole lives.

Love has the symbol ♡; what symbol would hate have?

Putting MySQL Cluster on virtual machines and expect it to behave.

If only my wallet was as big as my heart..

If you dwell long enough in shit, you forget it stinks.

A System that is not Intuitive is not a System.

Sometimes it’s better to wait for the fire to see how to actually extinguish it. Standing ready with a bucket of water, just to find out that the

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This blog served by MySQL v5.5
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MySQL (http://www.mysql.com) v5.5 is GA and my blog, using WordPress 3.0, runs on it.

My personal highlight of this new MySQL version? The fact that it is released by Oracle.

MySQL 5.5.6-rc: InnoDB is default storage engine!
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A few SQL queries are worth a thousands words:

mysql> SELECT VERSION();
+----------------+
| VERSION()      |
+----------------+
| 5.5.6-rc-debug |
+----------------+

mysql> SELECT @@global.storage_engine;
+-------------------------+
| @@global.storage_engine |
+-------------------------+
| InnoDB                  |
+-------------------------+

(Note: the above is without using the default storage engine option)

Scary! Excitement! MySQL!

MySQL 5.5.6-rc: InnoDB is default storage engine!
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A few SQL queries are worth a thousands words:

mysql> SELECT VERSION();
+----------------+
| VERSION()      |
+----------------+
| 5.5.6-rc-debug |
+----------------+

mysql> SELECT @@global.storage_engine;
+-------------------------+
| @@global.storage_engine |
+-------------------------+
| InnoDB                  |
+-------------------------+

(Note: the above is without using the default storage engine option)

Scary! Excitement! MySQL!

Check how old your MySQL books are before usage
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This is a friendly reminder to check the publication date and discussed version you MySQL books before starting out hacking or even posting about limitations. Lots of old books are still going around. Maybe it's good to destroy them rather than giving them to students or newbies.

Few days ago (28 May 2010), for example, we had a word-for-word copy of a book on a blog post (now removed) which was discussing MySQL Cluster limitations from years ago. Well, it was funny at first and we had a good laugh. But it's a bit worrisome. My colleague Matthew posted a rebuttal post.

How would you recycle the old, technical books? It's not worth giving them to public libraries, it's maybe unhealthy

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"Save MySQL"; my 2 cents.
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There is no denying that MySQL has a huge amount of momentum behind it. 10+ years as the leading free SQL database kinda does that. It has successfully changed the perception of databases - where people used to visualise big-iron mainframes in specially cooled rooms to where anyone can install it for free within 15 minutes.That is not what this blog post is about. The topic of today is the "Save
Eraser ...
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I let a couple of these pass by but just thought I'd mention it (just in case any other ex-MySQLer is experiencing anything similar...Why does the MySQL bugs system remove former employees from the historical record?Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:26:35 +0200From: Bug Database Subject: #29838 [Csd]: myisam corruption using concurrent select ... and updateIn-reply-to: X-Originating-IP: [140.98.193.23]To
Celebration of forks?
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This blog post was inspired by Masood Mortazavi's comment: "OSCon to be somewhat disappointing this year -- many low quality sessions and a celebration of forks"I did not attend OSCON, even though I live in California. I did not even bother to submit a presentation proposal, even though people who attended my talks at the MySQL Conference and Expo earlier this year and the year before, all
Opinion and Speculation: Log Structured vs Traditional Block
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At least since early 2006, at the MySQL Athens meeting where I first met and listened to Jim Starkey, I have been of the firm conviction that log structured databases will be the future for disc-based storage devices. Their largely sequential write pattern ideally suits modern drives which are optimized to write whole tracks of data at a time. I even proposed such a project to Monty and Brian at
Drupal in the cloud
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Topic: DrupalOpinionDrupal performanceThe futureMySQL

It is not always easy to scale Drupal -- not because Drupal sucks, but simply because scaling the LAMP stack (including Drupal) takes no small amount of skill. You need to buy the right hardware, install load balancers, setup MySQL servers in master-slave mode, setup static file servers, setup web servers, get PHP working with an opcode cacher, tie in a distributed memory object caching system like

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My summary of FOSDEM 2008
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I came home very tired yesterday, just walking around as a big MySQL billboard and I left with mixed feelings really.

First feelings were Happiness + Anger (=Love??). I had a nice dinner with Bruce and Magnus (PostgreSQL) on Thursday, met others at their booth and attended a few talks both Saturday and Sunday. I'm interested in their stuff, I do like PostgreSQL, just like probably everyone else in MySQL. But, I got very angry about 2 remarks made in the DevRoom: "MySQL loses data" and the infamous and idiotic "MySQL has no transactions". FFS! The latter was corrected on the spot, that REALLY pissed me off (remark made by non-PostgreSQL crew btw).
Anyway, overall, I did like what I was hearing, the project is going well, and lots of cool stuff coming in! Very nice! Funny thing though: "Who's using Partitioning?", one guy (as far as I could see) put up his


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Postfix, MySQL, DoveCot, Spamassassin, Sieve: YES!
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This is more venting my frustration over installing Postfix on a new (xen)box (old 1U VALinux finally crashed, blablah..).

I have been putting days, if not weeks into trying to figure out how to make Postfix with virtual users work together with Amavis and Spamassassin so it filters out to the Spam maildir of users.
Now, some will say: oh, that's peanuts. You take Courier's Maildrop and off you go.. Maybe I'm stupid with this, maybe, but it took me far less headaches and an hour (+ burger + pint in the bar) to get Dovecot 'deliver' figured out with Sieve.. and it actually works!

What I have now working on my Ubuntu Feisty server is:
* Postfix with virtual users using MySQL 5.1 (duh)
* Amavisd going through new email using Spamassassin (still have to figure out how to add the X-Spam header)
* Using Dovecot's deliver tool







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Eric, Why have you forsaken us?
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Note. The following is my own opinion. Yes, I mention my employer. But keep in mind that I'm just writing my own opinion about my employer.

Have you read this?
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/06/30/esr_interview.html




People who do what the GPL tries to prevent (e.g., closed source forks of open source projects) wind up injuring only themselves


Eric, I don't think you understand what the GNU GPL represents. It protects us from corporations absorbing the project into itself. If MySQL the software was licensed under the BSD license, MySQL the company would have no reason to contribute back to the original source.

After a












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