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Sun Tech Days 2009, Singapore - Welcome Reception

Posted by arungupta on January 20, 2009 at 2:46 PM PST

Follow up from href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/sun_tech_days_2009_singapore">Part
1.



Attended "What Developers should care about MySQL ?" by href="http://www.bytebot.net/blog/">Colin and
"Groovy and Grails" by href="http://platform.netbeans.org/articles/nbm_interview_chuk.html">Chuk-munn
Lee.



I enjoyed both the talks for different reasons. Colin's talk explained
the pluggable
storage engine architecture
that is unique to MySQL
(pronounced my-ess-kew-ell,
not my-sequel).
It was interesting to know that the different storage engines can be
picked a la carte
based upon the requirements. The performance comparison for INSERTs was
5x between MyISAM, InnoDB and Archive storage engines. But then InnoDB
provide transactions and other goodies. Multiple performance tuning
tips such as using negative unsigned int instead of BIGINT and
partitioning databases if the number of records grow more than 1 billion were good! Keep an eye
on his blog
for slides.



Chuk's talk introduced Groovy, Grails,
showed several samples of NetBeans
and Grails
integration. A Grails application can be deployed as a WAR file on
GlassFish. Alternatively you can download the Grails module from href="http://updatecenter2.dev.java.net">GlassFish v3 Update
Center and use the standard "run-app" command to run your
Grails application using the embedded GlassFish v3 instead of Jetty.
This
is explained nicely in the screencast below:



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Here are couple of pictures from rest of the day:


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The welcome reception gave a good chance to engage with the audience.
There was a community-driven musical performance and I made a video
recording of the event. But because of the slow Internet connection,
it's taking forever to load this particular video (may be it's href="http://picasa.google.com/mac/">Picasa 3 on Mac
;-)






If you have not signed up for Cloud
Camp
event
happening in Singapore at 6pm today, href="http://www.cloudcamp.com/?page_id=354">register here!



Here is the complete photo album so far:





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