Hello World!

Historically it is tradition to start learning a new programming language by writing a 'Hello World' application.  While this is not a new language, we are certainly opening up a new communication channel so the title seemed appropriate.

MySQL has and continues to be the world's most popular open source database.  It  has millions of users and processes billions of records every day. The breath and scope of it's reach is truly staggering.  While many consider MySQL to be targeted primarily at Linux and other Unix variants, you may be surprised to find out that Windows is the most popular development *and production* platform for MySQL.  Take a second and go back and read that sentence again.

 Oracle has been very clear in it's commitment to MySQL and especially MySQL on Windows.  My name is Reggie Burnett and I lead a team that is on the front line of this effort.  My team and I are working on some very cool things such as Connector/Net and our ever growing integration into Visual Studio and related products, MySQL Installer, and certainly the server itself.

 If you use MySQL or any of our products on Windows, I encourage you to follow this blog.  We will be talking about what we are working on and the challenges we are facing.  You can reach me at reggie.burnett@oracle.com.  

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