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MySQL Column Aliases using the AS keyword

Be it running reports or displaying data in some other visualization, SQL SELECT column expressions should be meaningful and understandable. To provide those valuable query results, SQL Developers, use a multitude of available functions, adjacent columns, or other means not readily apparent to end-users. All that being said, the column names often suffer the most as far as readability is concerned, taking on long function call names or other combined expressions. But, as luck would be on our side, there is an easy fix and that is aliasing columns using the AS keyword. Although AS is optional – in this particular context – I err on the side of readability and use it when aliasing SELECT column expressions.

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Webinar: Galera Cluster for MySQL Streaming Replication for Large & Long Lasting Transactions In-Depth

A significant improvement has come to Galera Cluster 4 for MySQL, in the form of streaming replication. When you are dealing with large (greater than 2GB in size) or long running transactions, previous releases of Galera Cluster would reject the transaction; in the current release transactions can be split into fragmented chunks and those rows can be replicated in chunks to the other nodes even before commit. This is the feature that will remove you from all cluster stall issues due to large transaction processing!

While disabled by default, you can use it and configure it dynamically, and there is also the ability to monitor streaming replication progress. Come to this webinar to learn from the primary author, Seppo Jaakola, on why he implemented the feature, how you can use it, finding the optimal fragment size based on workload, and the design trade-offs for the initial release in where the focus was more on functionality over …

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Medium Cross Post – Write Code to Write About Code

Any of you who read my blog posts here regularly know I am passionate about SQL, PHP, and Back-end Development. I consider writing an integral part of my brand and growth. Continue reading and learn more about what’s on my mind lately with writing and code…

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Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6.51, 5.7.33, and 8.0.23 released

Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6, 5.7 and 8.0, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.6.51 (release notes, download), 5.7.33 (release notes, download) and 8.0.23 (release notes, download) with Galera replication library 3.33 ( …

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MySQL Count Weekday occurrences

Each SQL dialect is different in some way, shape, form, or fashion from the next flavor. Some dialects have this function, while others have that function. In this post, I cover porting over Oracle SQL to MySQL in order to count the number of occurrences of a specific weekday found in the current given month (at the time of writing) purely as a learning exercise focused on MySQL DATE functions and the WITH clause…

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MySQL COUNT() aggregate function – Medium cross post

I recently published a blog post over on Medium about the differences in 2 versions of the MySQL COUNT() aggregate function: COUNT(*) and COUNT(column_name or expression). I wanted to share the post here with any readers who may be interested so continue reading for more on this post…

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Installing Galera 4 with MySQL 8 on Ubuntu 20.04

A question has cropped up recently: how does one install Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL 8 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)? This quick guide will get you started.

Install 3 Galera Cluster nodes with the base OS being Ubuntu 20.04. Remember to run apt update and apt upgrade.

Once this is done, edit: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/galera.list and add the following lines:

deb https://releases.galeracluster.com/galera-4/ubuntu focal main
deb https://releases.galeracluster.com/mysql-wsrep-8.0/ubuntu focal main

Once that is done, don’t forget to also pin the preference to the Galera Cluster repository. To do this, edit: /etc/apt/preferences.d/galera.pref and have it read:

# Prefer the Codership repository
Package: *
Pin: origin releases.galeracluster.com
Pin-Priority: 1001

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PHP portfolio piece – Analytics data.

I recently published a blog post about a portfolio project I am developing using the LAMP stack, Bootstrap 4, jQuery, and the MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern in core PHP. In this post, I will introduce an additional feature I integrated into the existing project.

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Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6.50, 5.7.32, and 8.0.22 released

Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6, 5.7 and 8.0, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.6.50 (release notes, download), 5.7.32 (release notes, download) and 8.0.22 (release notes, download) with Galera replication library 3.32 ( …

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MySQL Window Function Compilation

If you use SQL on a regular basis, then you are well aware that Window Functions are powerful. They allow us to simplify queries that would otherwise be quite the mess. We can provide meaningful insight across rows of data without collapsing the results into a single value. I have written numerous blog posts on Window Functions, many here recently. I decided to make this blog post a compilation of all the Window Function posts I have written, providing a one-stop source for any readers interested in learning more about Window Functions…

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