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Regular Expressions Tutorial

 | September 21, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

regular expressions

This blog post highlights a video on how to use regular expressions. It’s been a while since I did the MySQL QA and Bash Training Series. The 13 episodes were quite enjoyable to make, and a lot of people watched the video’s and provided great feedback. In today’s new video, I’d like to briefly go over regular expressions. The session will cover […]

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MySQL 8.0

 | July 5, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL 8

If you haven’t heard the news yet, MySQL 8.0 is apparently the next release of the world-famous database server. Obviously abandoning plans to name the next release 5.8, Percona Server’s upstream provider relabelled all 5.8-related bugs to 8.0 as follows: Reported version value updated to reflect release name change from 5.8 to 8.0 What will MySQL […]

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MySQL 5.7 By Default 1/3rd Slower Than 5.6 When Using Binary Logs

 | June 3, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

binary logs make MySQL 5.7 slower

Researching a performance issue, we came to a startling discovery: MySQL 5.7 + binlogs is by default 37-45% slower than MySQL 5.6 + binlogs when otherwise using the default MySQL settings. Test server MySQL versions used: i7, 8 threads, SSD, Centos 7.2.1511 mysql-5.6.30-linux-glibc2.5-x86_64 mysql-5.7.12-linux-glibc2.5-x86_64 mysqld –options: --no-defaults --log-bin=mysql-bin --server-id=2 Run details: Sysbench version 0.5, 4 threads, socket file connection […]

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MySQL is crashing: a support engineer’s point of view

and  | August 17, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software

In MySQL QA Episode #12, “MySQL is Crashing, now what?,” Roel demonstrated how to collect crash-related information that will help Percona discover what the issue is that you are experiencing, and fix it. As a Support Engineer I (Sveta) am very happy to see this post – but as a person who better understands writing than recording – […]

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MySQL Quality Assurance: A Vision for the Future by Roel Van de Paar (Final Episode 13)

 | August 13, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

MySQL Quality Assurance

Welcome to the final – but most important – episode in the MySQL QA Series. In it, I present my vision for all MySQL Quality Assurance – for all distributions – worldwide. Episode 13: A Better Approach to all MySQL Regression, Stress & Feature Testing: Random Coverage Testing & SQL Interleaving 1. pquery Review 2. Random […]

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MySQL QA Episode 12: My server is crashing… Now what? For customers or users experiencing a crash

 | August 11, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

My server is crashing… Now what? This special episode in the MySQL QA Series is for customers or users experiencing a crash. A crash? Cheat sheet: https://goo.gl/rrmB9i Sever install & crash. Note this is as a demonstration: do not action this on a production server! sudo yum install -y http://www.percona.com/downloads/percona-release/redhat/0.1-3/percona-release-0.1-3.noarch.rpm sudo yum install -y Percona-Server-client-56 Percona-Server-server-56 sudo service […]

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MySQL QA Episode 11: Valgrind Testing: Pro’s, Con’s, Why and How

 | August 4, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

MySQL QA Episode 11

Today’s episode is all about Valgrind – from the pro’s to the con’s, from the why to the how! This episode will be of interest to anyone who is or wants to work with Valgrind on a regular or semi-regular basis. Pro’s/Why Con’s How Using the latest version sudo [yum/apt-get] install valgrind #OR# sudo [yum/apt-get] remove […]

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MySQL QA Episode 10: Reproducing and Simplifying: How to get it Right

 | July 31, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

MySQL QA Episode 10

Welcome to the 10th episode in the MySQL QA series! Today we’ll talk about reproducing and simplifying: How to get it Right. Note that unless you are a QA engineer stuck on a remote, and additionally difficult-to-reproduce or difficult-to-reduce bug, this episode will largely be non-interesting for you. However, what you may like to see […]

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MySQL QA Episode 9: Reducing Testcases for Experts: multi-threaded reducer.sh

 | July 28, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 9. This episode will go more in-depth into reducer.sh: Reducing Testcases for Experts: multi-threaded reducer.sh We will explore how to use reducer.sh to do true multi-threaded testcase reduction – a world’s first. Topics: Expert configurable variables & their default reducer.sh settings PQUERY_MULTI PQUERY_MULTI_THREADS PQUERY_MULTI_CLIENT_THREADS PQUERY_MULTI_QUERIES PQUERY_REVERSE_NOSHUFFLE_OPT Full-screen viewing @ 720p resolution […]

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