So while I was at the MySQL UC, The Xeround database came to my attention. It bills itself as database as a service for MySQL systems and a seamless replacement for standard MySQL.
Of course, since I am a QA Engineer, I could not resist the urge to try to break it >:) As my friend and former MySQL colleage, Kostja says, “QA Engineers are a unique breed…they like to push all the buttons” : ) I would say that the QA mindset goes a bit further than that, but it is something I will delve into in another post. I will only say that there is a reason that Microsoft recognizes QA software engineering as a distinct and specialized discipline.
So, let’s get back to Xeround. It was the first database as a service that caught my eye and I just had to test it! They are currently …[Read more]