Last week I had the great opportunity to sit
in on a DBA class session taught by George
Trujillo. I know that most of the folks administrating and
programming MySQL databases are self taught. Learning by the
'RFTM' has benefits but many lessons come directly from the
education institution know as The School of Hard Knocks. And some
knocks are much harder and larger than other.
Self-teaching is a valuable way to learn but a lot depends on the quality of the materials you can …