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day of MySQL training

2012-05-30 00:51:10.349624+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

A day of MySQL training. I'm reminded of that observation that the more knobs, the worse the engineering...

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 16:44:51.131939+00 by: Dan Lyke

There's a whole lot of "don't write procedural code, triggers, etc" overcurrent (it's way more explicit than an undercurrent) to this. I'm starting to rethink my little Perl ORM in light of this stuff.

Today is day 3, yesterday was "tools to figure out what's going on when your cluster explodes", today is more sysadminnish stuff, so probably more cluster tuning.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 15:19:46.603502+00 by: other_todd [edit history]

Wow, I didn't realize there was anyone on earth still having to deal with DB2. Unlike Dan I don't consider MySQL fatally brain-damaged* (it's my second preference after Oracle, actually, and is a lot cheaper), but there ARE databases I prefer not to touch with the eleven-foot pole and DB2 would definitely be one of those.

* Bearing always in mind that I don't write procedural code, triggers, etc in databases if I can avoid it, so I'm not getting the same experience Dan is right now.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 01:43:08.127375+00 by: meuon

At some point, you get so good dealing with brain damaged database servers, you have nightmares about what it would be like to deal with a good one.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-30 18:38:01.445432+00 by: Dan Lyke

You win. For certain values of "win".

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-30 18:20:23.212426+00 by: meuon

I'll trade you DB2 for MySQL. I'm trying to make a Linux LAMP server connect to DB2 on an AS400 without having to install a complete DB2 system on the Linux system, just to get the headers required. And of course, it's not even close to a recent version of AS400/DB2.