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Olympics 2008 Facebook app powered by Zembly, GlassFish & MySQL
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Zembly is a browser-based social application development environment that allows you to create and host social applications targeted at Facebook, meebo, OpenSocial, iPhone and many others. Zembly is …
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2008 MySQL Conference Videos, Notes, Slides and Photos!
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All of the videos from the 2008 MySQL Conference have been processed and uploaded. Links to the videos, slides, notes, photos for each presentation are all on the mega-conference page at:

This represents many hours of my own toil, but it also reflects plenty of people who have blogged, edited the wiki pages and speakers who wrote and gave tutorials and presentations. I am proud of everyone’s efforts to offer so many learning resources for free….

Enjoy! EDIT: I forgot to thank Jay, the folks at …

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Video: Who is the Dick on My Site Keynote
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I have already blogged about this keynote at

If you are interested in actually seeing the video, the 286 Mb .wmv file can be downloaded at and played through your browser by clicking the “play” link at This is not to be missed!

MySQL Conference: The Week After
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Wow... I had a great time at the annual MySQL Users Conference in Santa Clara.Highlights:Received my CMDBA designation. Woohoo!Sun announced the possibility of an open source mobile phone;All day mysql proxy tutorial with Jan Kneschke and Giuseppe Maxia;Amazon's Power of Infrastructure as a Service - great premise; glitches remain;Great food and a nifty side trip to Santa Cruz;MySQL Workbench -

Liveblogging: A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database
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Jeff Rothschild of Facebook’s “A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database”

Taking a look at the social graph and what it means for the database.

The social graph:

  • At it’s heart it’s about people and their connections.
  • Learning about people who are in your world.
  • Can be a powerful tool for accelerating the use of an application.

“The social graph has transformed a seemingly simple application such as photos into something tremendously more powerful.” We’re interested about what people are saying …

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Liveblogging: Who is the Dick on My Site?
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Identity 2.0: A world that’s simple, safe and secure.

Who is the Dick on My Site? by Dick Hardt (Sxip Identity Corporation)

“Really, data is about people. It’s really identity data.”

“Identity helps you predict behavior.”

“Identity is who you are.”

“Identity is also what you like.”

“Identity enables you to uniquely identify somebody.”

“There are things that other people say about you, too.”

“Modern identity is about photo IDs so you can prove your identity.”

“Identity is a complicated issue….Everyone has a different idea of …

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Panel Video: Scaling MySQL ? Up or Out?
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Yesterday’s keynote panel on “Scaling MySQL — Up or Out?”

Directly download the 310MB wmv file (not if you are on the conference wireless please!), or watch it in your browser via streaming — simply click the “play” link on this page.

Keith Murphy managed to take painstaking notes with all the facts and figures. As well, Venu Anuganti …

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MySQL Sandbox: Easily Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation by Giuseppe Maxia
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Here are my liveblogging notes from MySQL Sandbox: Easily Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation by Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe has been a community member since 2001, and in the past year or so, a MySQL Employee.

He likes to give things away for free — he gave away T-shirts to the early arrivers to the workshop, and that’s why he’s giving away the sandbox as well. The sandbox is NOT an official MySQL product. It is released from …

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Best Practices for Database Administrators slides and links
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Yesterday I presented “Best Practices for Database Administrators” at the MySQL User Conference and Expo. I was successful in streaming the live video on, and you can see it in totality at

The slides are available in pdf form. And here are some of the links I spoke about:

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Jonathan Schwartz?s Keynote at the 2008 MySQL Conference
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Jonathan Schwartz’s Keynote at the 2008 MySQL Conference can be played directly in your browser or you can download the 147MB .wmv file. (Please do not download the movie on the conference wireless system!)

I finally realized who Jonathan Schwartz reminds me of:

That’s right, comedian and magician Penn Jillette.

Schwartz started by saying, …

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