Welcome to MySQL Magazine. This is the magazine for the community of MySQL databaseadministrators and developers who use MySQL on a daily basis to provide some of the bestinfrastructure available on the Internet.What will you find here? News, articles on both administration and devlopment, feedback from theusers. Simply anything relating to MySQL!!
MySQL in the News
The most recent news was the MySQL camp held in Brooklyn, New York, at Polytechnic University on August 22-23. It was a great little “un-conference” and a chance to get together with friends, learnsome new things, have some good food and network.There are already plans in the works for the next camp. It is planned for early 2008 in the WashingtonDC area. The website for the camp is http://www.mysqlcamp.org.
Not to long ago I picked up
book by Alex Davies and Harrison Fisk. It is the“authoritative” book on clustering from MySQL. It is the only book currently available that isexclusively about MySQL clustering.The good points of the book include it is fairly well written with well laid-out chapters exploring how youset up a cluster and administer it. In addition, it has a number of perl scripts used for various tasks.These scripts alone justify the cost of the book.Now, the negative aspects. It is very thin at 202 pages. It also is dated. MySQL cluster is changingrapidly and this book covers version 5.0 while the latest changes in 5.1 are not covered in any details.Maybe there just isn’t that much in-depth knowledge about MySQL clustering, but I am looking forwardto the first “bible” on clustering as this aspect of MySQL continues to mature.