What does Anton Ego – a fictional restaurant critic from the Pixar movie Ratatouille – have to do with MySQL 8.0 GA?
When it comes to being a software critic, a lot.
In many ways, the work of a software critic is easy. We risk very little and thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to read and write.
But what about those who give their many hours of code development, and those who have tested such code before release? How about the many people behind the scenes who brought together packaging, documentation, multiple hours of design, marketing, online resources and more?
And all of that, I might add, is open source! Free for the world to take, copy, adapt and even incorporate in full or in part into their own open development.
It is in exactly that area that the …[Read more]