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MySQL Conference

Posted by dnourie on April 14, 2008 at 8:23 PM PDT

The MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA starts this week, and I am looking forward to the sessions. Today was tutorial day, but my day officially begins Tuesday morning and will go until Thursday.

I started using the MySQL database about nine years ago when I was creating web sites. Most web service providers used MySQL for their customers, and they still do. MySQL was popular then, and it's even more so now. Along with it's popularity, its list of features and robustness has grown over the years.

I was excited when I heard the announcement of the acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Immediately, I downloaded MySQL onto my system, and begin working with MySQL in the NetBeans IDE. It was an easy integration, and I am having a great time developing web apps that use this database.

This week I am looking forward to the many sessions I'll be attending. It was hard to choose sessions for certain times, as so many of them sound really good. I'll blog about as many of those sessions that I can, and share the juicy details with all of you who are unable to attend, or may be at the conference but in a different session.

Tomorrow morning are the keynotes, and then we are off to the technical goodies:

The Lost Art of the Self Join --- I'm looking forward to a refresher on on joins, and getting some nice concrete technical advice.

Best Practices for Database Administrators -- This sounds like it's going to be nice solid information.

Talk = Ruby + MySql.new(bie): An Introduction to Using MySQL with Ruby -- I'm most familiar with using Ruby with NetBeans, so it'll be interested to get the details and skinny on MySQL and Ruby.

If you'd like to see more information on the conference itself, check out their web site. MySQL Conference & Expo

~ Dana Nourie, Staff Writer, Sun Microsystems

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