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MySQL now has two user conferences (*)
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PC World has written a post with this title(*) about the upcoming MySQL Connect conference and references the Percona Live conference and an official Percona comment. As this is not syndicated in Planet MySQL I encourage you to read the full article.

This is the MySQL conference to get technical presentations by the many great Oracle/MySQL technical staff who will not be in attendance at Percona Live. There will also be a strong community presence in speaking at Oracle Connect in September. While Oracle was organizing a dedicated MySQL event in April for the community with all vendors including Percona to replace the conference dropped by long

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Fake O'Reilly Covers
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Here are some of the fake O'Reilly book covers I mentioned in a prior post.  These have been optimized for use as black & white Kindle screensaver wallpaper images.  If you haven't done so already, you can install a Kindle screensaver hack with a couple of downloads. 

Update: I've embedded a slideshow from PicasaWeb, but it requires Flash.  If you don't see it you can click on the links below to go directly to



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Call for disclosure on MySQL Conference 2012
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Percona has announced Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012. Kudos for their vision and entrepreneurship. I have seen comments praising their commitment to the community and their willingness to filling a void. I have to dot a few i's and cross some t's on this matter.

That was not the only game in town.

By the end of June, there were strong clues that O'Reilly was not going to organize a conference. The question of who could fill the void started to pop up. The MySQL Council started exploring the options for a community-driven conference to replace the missing one. The general plan was along the lines of "let's see who is in, and eventually run a conference without the big organizer. If nobody steps up, the IOUG can offer a venue
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Speaking at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference - April 2011
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I will present two talks at the MySQL Conference next April.
One is a three hours tutorial on Advanced MySQL Replication Techniques, and the other is a normal session on The art of sandboxing. Reducing Complex Systems to Manageable Boxes.
The first topic is not a first to me. But the contents are going to be fresh and new. There has been so much going on in the replication field, that the talk on this topic that I presented in 2007 looks like ancient history.
The second topic is completely new. I have often presented the result of my sandboxing efforts, but I have never thought of explaining the techniques themselves. Now that I have got some experience at reducing differently complex systems to sandboxes, I want to share the knowledge, to promote more work in this field.
A world of ebooks
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I am a bibliophile, or, to say it in plain English, a book lover. I have been collecting books since I was in first grade. I read books at high speed, which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because I can squeeze useful information out of a book very quickly, and that's useful for my job, and for some of my hobbies. A curse, because when I travel one book is usually not enough to keep me busy for the whole travel, and I need to carry or buy more, with negative effects on the weight of my luggage and my on my back. Ten years ago I had a brief but intense experience with electronic books in a Palm hand held device. It didn't last long, though. The quality of ebooks and readers  [Read more...]
O’Reilly MySQL 2011 conference CfP is open
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Some people seem unclear about whether there will be a 2011 MySQL conference from O’Reilly. There most definitely will be, and the CfP is open. We are looking for speakers. I’m on the speaker selection committee again this year for the Nth time, and my advice from past years still stands. This year we’re also looking for a greater diversity of database products, including other relational databases, NoSQL databases, and ancillary technologies.

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    MySQL Conference Notes
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    This is not my notes about the MySQL conference that just occurred. These are my thoughts about MySQL conferences in general. Baron wrote in The History of OpenSQL Camp:

    After O’Reilly/MySQL co-hosted MySQL Conference and Expo (a large commercial event) that year, there was a bit of dissatisfaction amongst a few people about the increasingly commercial and marketing-oriented nature of that conference. Some people refused to call the conference by its new name (Conference and Expo) and wanted to put pressure on MySQL to keep it a MySQL User’s Conference.

    During this year’s conference, I heard a lot of concern about whether or not O’Reilly would have a MySQL conference, and whether or not Oracle would decide to sponsor. I heard all of the following (in no particular

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    webcast – DRBD & MySQL High Availability
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    I recently presented a webcast hosted by O’Reilly and Webex.  In it I take you on a step-by-step installation of DRBD and MySQL.  I start by using Sun’s Virtualbox to create to virtual machines running CentOS.  I then explain how to configure them with virtual external drives to use for DRBD.  I next configure the network interfaces to support routed packets into and out of the boxes.  Then I install various packages with yum, configure drbd and finally install MySQL as the last step.  You can follow along at the command line and do it yourself on a Windows, Mac or Linux box.

    There will be an O’Reilly MySQL Conference in April 2010
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    O’Reilly’s official website announces that they are planning a MySQL conference in 2010 (same time, same place). Unlike past years, it isn’t co-presented with Sun/MySQL; they are flying solo. The theme is Information Unleashed.

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    webcast – DRBD and MySQL
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    I’ve teamed up with O’Reilly once again to do another webcast this coming January.  In it, I’ll provide a step-by-step live tutorial of setting up DRBD with MySQL on a couple of virtual servers.  After the live demo there will be time for Q&A as well, so hope you all can tune in.

    Register here:  DRBD and MySQL – An HA Match Made In Heaven

    Free 10-day trial of Safari Books Online
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    That’s right — get your free 10-day trial! All the information I know is here:

    http://bit.ly/37E9ld

    But the basics are: No access to Rough Cuts or Downloads, for new subscribers only. It’s one of those “sign up and if you do not cancel after 10 days, we bill you” — and at $42.99 a month, that’s not a mistake you want to make. Must sign up by Nov. 24th.

    To sign up now: https://ssl.safaribooksonline.com/tryitfree

    I was asked to send this information along, so I am…Now’s your chance to skim High Performance MySQL, among other high quality books!

    Webcast: Step-by-step MySQL Clustering Setup
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    I recently did a webcast for O’Reilly and Associates on MySQL Clustering Setup and configuration.

    Click here to see a clip over at O’Reilly.

    O’Reilly Webcast – MySQL Replication – Audit, Test & Verify
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    My O’Reilly webcast is now online at youtube. Comments welcome!

    Webcast: MySQL Replication
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    MySQL Replication is fairly simple to setup for the first time.  However over time maintenance can become troublesome.  At times errors show up in the error logs, or it can stop running altogether.  In fact MySQL Replication can fail in a much more insidious way, that is silently.  So what to do?

    As it turns out there are specific reasons and causes for MySQL replication to get out of sync.  We’ll discuss what is and isn’t compliant in a MySQL Replicated environment, and then most importantly, we’ll discuss a tool that can help you verify your environment, and show you what is or isn’t in sync and why.

    I’m presenting this webcast with O’Reilly on Thursday January 22.  If you’re interested, click here to register.

    review: MySQL Cookbook
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    Last year O’Reilly released the 2nd Edition of the  MySQL Cookbook by Paul DuBois.  You can read my review here.

    Whenever a publisher releases a 2nd Edition of a book, you know it was well received the first time around.  So that’s a good sign that the material has gotten people buying.  I would say in the computer reference and howto market, that’s a very good indication that the material is well written and relevant.  I certainly found it to be the case with this title.

    If you’re looking for a quick & no nonsense howto book on MySQL development, look no further.  The book focuses on Ruby, Perl, PHP, Python and Java as examples.  So if you’re doing development, specifically web development, you’ll get a lot out of this title.

    review: High Performance MySQL 2nd Ed.
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    I just finished reading the recently released 2nd Edition of High Performance MySQL by Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko, Jeremy Zawodny, Arjen Lentz & Derek Balling.  I’ve posted a review here on Amazon.

    Wow, that’s quite a list of authors, but when you look at the material, you see why.  This book is a very indepth look at the MySQL server.  Intended for the intermediate to advanced DBAs and developers who want to know the inner workings of the server, as well as how to use many of it’s advanced features.

    For instance the chapter on replication was quite good.  Given that you probably setup replication in five minutes, and are wondering weeks or months

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    High Performance MySQL 2nd Edition gets revised and translated
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    Just thought I’d update you. We got quite a few good errata from readers, and I took a couple weekends and went through the book with a fine-toothed comb, catching typos and subtle errors that crept in at some point (TPC benchmarks were labeled as TCP benchmarks — did you catch that one?). I marked up my book and mailed it to O’Reilly, who went well above and beyond what they normally do for errata. Normally, once a book is in print they will fix only serious technical errors. They fixed everything, even going as far as rearranging page breaks and moving figures to improve readability.

    The second printing is on Monday August 4th. Already! I think the book has been selling a lot better than anticipated. I know I am psyched to see it remain in the top couple thousand on Amazon. And they thought it was a big deal

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    What is it like to write a technical book?
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    As you probably know, I recently finished writing a book with a few co-authors. I kept notes along the way and wanted to describe the process for those who are thinking about writing a book, too.

    Update: see the followup post for more of the story, including my editor’s responses.

    I think it’s important to be objective; my purpose here is to help prospective authors get a feeling of what it’s like, and it’s not all good (but I’d encourage people to do it anyway). Hopefully I won’t come off as sounding peeved at anyone or like I’m trying to put people down. I’ll have a lot to say about what went right and wrong, and how it helped and hindered

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    Stock images are too popular
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    I have an ingrained (possibly even genetic) aversion to stock images. Actually, not all stock: just the vacuous kind. You know what I mean: like the politically-correct, gender-balanced, racially-balanced, age-diverse ones where people are all smiling and pointing at a computer screen you can’t see. Ugh!

    (Photo credit: istockphoto.com)

    There are many reasons not to use images like this. I guess it’s okay in some situations — for example when you just want a smiling, attractive woman with a customer-service headset to reinforce that you’ve come to the right place for support. However, even these really don’t have to be stock images. One of my former employers used their own employees for such photos, almost exclusively, and

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    O'Reilly Maker
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    Lefred pointed us to O'Reilly Maker

    This one really is my preferred one


    It's sad, but so true.

    This Nokia rant makes me wonder where the Mac version is.

    Didn't Scott Adams already write this one ?

    That's Wally right ? :)

    And even the IT Crowd also has it's own manual already.

    Pixie Dust For MySQL: 5 Elemental Lessons
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    The fifth and last abstract submitted for the O’Reilly MySQL Conference in April 2008.

    As an independent consultant, there are quite a few trouble spots I see repeatedly. I’ll discuss five of them, and how to avoid them in your own infrastructure.

    As an independent consultant for twelve years, I?ve encountered a lot of interesting and challenging projects. I?ll discuss five different cases, and what lessons I took away from each.

    1. Intro
    2. The Right Hardware
    3. Importance of Good Testing
    4. Patchwork or Good Design
    5. Don?t Mix Opposites
    6. Use The Technology
    7. Conclusion

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    Is Your Database an Open Book?
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    The fourth in a series of five abstracts for the O’Reilly MySQL Conference in April 2008.

    Learn how to audit your systems, and run through the right checklists so you can sleep better at night knowing your systems are more secure.

    Security is on everyone?s radar these days. You may be wondering yourself whether your database systems are really as secure as they should be. We?ll discuss some of the latest vulnerabilities, and what you can do to protect your systems.

    1. Introduction
    2. Authentication
    3. SQL Injection
    4. OS Security
    5. Network Security
    6. Conclusions

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    Hitchhiker?s Guide to MySQL Replication
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    This is the third in a series of five abstracts submitted to the O’Reilly MySQL Conference in April 2008.

    MySQL has a great facility for creating a read-only failover database. We’ll show you how to setup, start, failover, and monitor it.

    Setting up MySQL to have a master + slave failover capability might be intimidating, but it needn’t be.

    1. Intro
    2. Anatomy of MySQL Replication
    3. Initial Master copy
    4. Setup + starting the slave
    5. Failover from Master
    6. Adding another slave
    7. Monitoring your slave db
    8. Conclusions

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    Hacking MySQL
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    The second in a series of five abstracts for the O’Reilly MySQL Conference in April 2008.

    Inevitably hackers are trying to get at your data, so you mine as well know what they can and can’t do. What better way to discover where you’re vulnerable than hacking your own systems.

    Operating Systems have bugs, Database Software has bugs, and so does your application, probably. A better question is how hackable are you? We?ll look at some of the nefarious ways intruders can get in, so you?ll better know how secure your systems really are.

    1. Intro
    2. OS level
    3. Database level
    4. Application level
    5. Conclusions

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    A Vegetarian Database? Diet Essentials for MySQL
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    I’ve just put together my abstracts for O’Reilly’s MySQL Conference in April 2008. Some of them might sound familiar…

    Learn to watch your database like a fitness diet. Trim down the SQL queries, use the right hardware, and monitor the right metrics to keep it running fast.

    There are healthy databases and their are unhealthy ones. We?ll take a look at what you feed your database, and how to keep it fit with just the right diet of hardware, configuration, and SQL query tuning.

    1. Introduction - Diet of a Champion Database
    2. Disk, Memory, CPU - Body by Intel
    3. Applications - Lean & Fit
    4. SQL Queries - High Fiber, Low Fat
    5. Conclusions

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    Dear Technical Conference Organizer
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    I am a conference junkie. I love attending them, organizing them, speaking at them, planning to attend them, seeing my friends at conferences, making friends with the nice (but often stressed) people who run conferences and so on. I even like eating the (often bad) food - kvetching about it builds a sense of camaraderie with the other participants.

    Given how much time and money I spend on conferences already, it might be hard for you to be able to get more money directly out of me. However, here is one small tip on a way that you might be able to do this.

    When you send me email about upcoming events, send me links to useful feed as well. Many of you are technologists who run technology conferences for other technologists. For Zarquon’s sake, use the common pieces of technology that many of us use.

    What would such feeds look like? Well, to answer my own

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    MySQL Sandalcamp Presentation
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    Unfortunately, I had to skip out on my presentation at this year’s MySQL Conference.

    Thankfully, my friend Mike Hillyer was able to pinch hit for me. I had planned to do a podcast of the session, but - as he is totally awesome - Mike even recorded the session.

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    Speaking at the 2007 MySQL Conference
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    My MySQL Sandalcamp proposal made the cut for the upcoming MySQL Conference. I hope that I will see some of you down in Santa Clara in April.

    Random Thought: MySQL is the Perl of RDBMS
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    While chatting with a few SVN hackers at OSCON, it occured to me that MySQL is the Perl of RDBMS. Discuss among yourselves.

    2007 MySQL Users Conference
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    I wonder how many people will attend a session at a tech conference where the start of the description reads as follows:

    Hey You! Yes, You! Manager, marketeer, sales professional: are you tired of 98lb weaklings kicking silicon in your face?

    I am thinking this way because my friends at MySQL AB (http://www.mysql.com/) are putting on another MySQL User Conference - this time from April 23 - 26 in Santa Clara, California.

    The Call for Participation went live a few days ago and, as always, I am proposing a session. I don’t really need to go, but I definitely have a soft spot for the event, as I chaired the first two MySQL UCs. Also, I had a good deal of fun working on the

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