• SQL pie chart

    August 12, 2009

    My other half says I'm losing it. But I think that as an enthusiast kernel developer she doesn't have the right to criticize people. ("I like user space better!" - she exclaims upon reading this). Shown below is a (single query) SQL-generated pie chart. I will walk through the steps towards making this happen, and […]

  • SQL graphics

    August 11, 2009

    SQL is not meant to generate graphics, for sure; but I see some cases where generating non-tabular output can be desirable, as I will show in future posts. I'd like to explain the basics of working SQL graphics: it is actually possible to do whatever you like. How? Coordinates system We'll now develop a coordinates […]

  • "Vote for me..." how to embed in WordPress

    August 11, 2009

    [Clarification: I'm not actually asking you to vote for me :D, the title just follows a previous post] Diego Medina has published a JavaScript code that can be embedded in your blog posts, and which allows for voting on Planet MySQL from within your blog. Shared below is how to set this up for WordPress […]

  • Reasons to use InnoDB Plugin

    August 3, 2009

    I wish to present some compelling reasons to use the InnoDB plugin. The plugin is a drop-in replacement for "normal" InnoDB tables; enabling many new features. It is the outcome of a long termed silence from InnoBase (Oracle), which were thought to be neglecting the InnoDB engine. I'm going to leave out "performance" for the […]

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