• Database schema under version control

    April 22, 2010

    How many organization use version control for development? Probably almost every single one. How many store the database schema under version control? Alas, not as many. Coupling one's application with table schema is essential. Organization who actively support multiple versions of the product understand that well. Smaller organizations not always have this realization. How is […]

  • Tales of the Trade #3: MySQL vs. NoSQL

    April 19, 2010

    Apparently the message from the comic below was not well conceived. Following the strip I've added some spoiler notes. This is not about bashing NoSQL. Apparently some people feel this way. This is about: Trying to judge/analyze NoSQL as if it were a single entity, thereby asking "should I use MySQL or NoSQL"? The fact […]

  • Poll: what (minor) versions of MySQL should be supported by an open source MySQL related project?

    April 2, 2010

    I would like to get the community's opinion about supporting older (minor) versions of MySQL in open source projects. If I were to develop some open source project, and a bug report came which only applied to MySQL 5.0.51 (but more recent versions worked fine), would I need to fix the code so as to […]

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