Keeping up to date
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Oct 30, 2008
There's been a number of different things that have happened this week, the least of which has been the sudden realization that I am yet another year closer to senility. But there's more and many more things more interesting to you than me getting more aged :)
First off there's this small release of MySQL 5.1.29 RC. So what's the big deal? Well, after 29 releases, this is going to be the last RC release as my colleague Giuseppe Maxia has noted in his blog. That's a pretty big deal, for you, for me, for everyone. Now you may be wondering, how to follow the releases at MySQL. I suggest you use your trust RSS reader to subscribe to the Latest MySQL Releases RSS feed. Yes there is such a thing and I suggest you get it now!
I had an opportunity today to attend the MySQL University session on Giuseppe's MySQL Sandbox (there is a recording of the session and the slides). MySQL Sandbox allows you to run multiple versions of MySQL for testing purposes. It allows you to quickly set up replicated servers and more, across the same version or multiple versions. Stefan Hinz, one of the Documentation Maestros at MySQL helped set this up, so keep an eye on his blog or PlanetMySQL. You can also subscribe to the MySQL Sandbox Facebook Group (which is how I got the news this morning).
Talking of RSS Feeds and Courses
In case you weren't aware, MySQL offers free webinars on a variety of subjects. My colleague Markus Popp (who also runs db4free.net) set up these RSS Feeds for you. Some of the on-demand webinars that might be of interest to the community follows (this is the current top list of the ondemand webinars).
- MySQL 5.1
- MySQL Performance Tuning: Top 5 Tips
- MySQL Performance Tuning Best Practices
- Performance Tuning Tips for Commercial Application Developers
- Coding and Indexing Strategies for Optimal Performance
- Web 2.0 Tags and Folksonomy: Schema Design for Scalability and Performance
- High-Availability Clustering: How MySQL Supports 99.999% Availability
- Scale-Out & Replication Best Practices for High-Growth Businesses
- Inside MySQL 5.0: Stored Procedures, Views, Triggers, XA, Cursors, Information Schema
- The LAMP Stack in Modern Enterprises, hosted by Marten Mickos
And there you go some random MySQL things for this week.