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November 20, 2005

MySQL in December Linux Magazine

I haven't gotten my copy yet, but the December issue of Linux Magazine is focused on MySQL, including an interview with Mårten Mickos and an article by Jay and I on MySQL 5 features. Doesn't take long from the time I submitted the article to get it on the stands.

Our article specifically covers stored procedures, views and triggers, using the three new feature sets to solve a stock-monitoring problem. If you haven't seen or played with the new features in MySQL 5 this is a great chance to see some of them in action. If you're alread on board with version 5 this is a chance to brush up. If you're a 5 expert there's something to be said for seeing just how much Jay can stick in a query to get at a complex set of data. I'm always taken back by Jay's query crafting. It's rare that I use an INNER JOIN in the queries against the data I'm working with. Jay manages to get four of them into one of the examples.

The article is the first in a series, so look for more to come.

Posted by mike at November 20, 2005 11:35 PM