Today 23 May 2020, it is 25 years since the first release of MySQL. So, I would like to take the opportunity to wish MySQL – and Sakila – a happy birthday.
My own MySQL journey started in 2006 when I at a job interview was told that if I got the job, I would need to learn MySQL before starting. Since the job involved PHP coding, I got the book Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL as well as Managing and Using MySQL. Around a week later, I started in my first job involving MySQL at Noggin Pty Ltd.
The two first MySQL books, I studied.
This was in the days of MySQL 5.0 when stored functions, procedures, and triggers were new, and statement based replication was the only binary log format around. The job evolved into including …[Read more]