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MySQL QA Episode 3: How to use the debugging tool GDB

 | July 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 3: “Debugging: GDB, Backtraces, Frames and Library Dependencies” In this episode you’ll learn how to use debugging tool GDB. The following debugging topics are covered: 1. GDB Introduction 2. Backtrace, Stack trace 3. Frames 4. Commands & Logging 5. Variables 6. Library dependencies 7. c++filt 8. Handy references – GDB Cheat […]

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MySQL QA Episode 2: Build a MySQL server – Git, Bazaar, Compiling & Build tools

 | May 15, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona MySQL Training, Percona Server, Quality Assurance

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 2: Build a MySQL Server – Git, Bazaar (bzr), Compiling, and Build Tools In this episode you’ll learn how to build Percona Server and/or MySQL Server for QA purposes & more in this short 25 minute tutorial. In HD quality (set your player to 720p!) To watch the other episodes […]

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pquery binaries with statically included client libs now available!

 | April 9, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

After we released pquery to the community, and as we started logging bug reports with pquery testcases, it quickly became clear that pquery binaries with statically compiled-in client libraries would be of great convenience, both for ourselves and for the community. (If you haven’t heard about pquery yet, read the pquery introduction blog post, come and […]

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MySQL QA Episode 1: Bash/GNU Tools & Linux Upskill & Scripting Fun

 | March 17, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona MySQL Training, Quality Assurance

MySQL QA Episode 1

MySQL QA Episode #1: Bash/GNU Tools & Linux Upskill & Scripting Fun This episode consists of 13 parts, and an introduction. See videos below In HD quality (set your player to 720p!) Introduction Part 1: echo, ls, cp, rm, vi, cat, df, du, tee, cd, clear, uname, date, time, cat, mkdir Part 2: find, wc, sort, […]

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Free MySQL QA & Bash/Linux Training Series

 | March 17, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona MySQL Training, Quality Assurance

MySQL QA

Welcome to the MySQL QA Training Series! If you have not read our introductory blog post on pquery yet, I’d recommend reading that one first to get a bit of background. The community is enthuastic about pquery, and today I am happy to announce a full training series on pquery and more. Whether you are […]

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MySQL and geospatial programming: An introduction to GIS

 | March 13, 2015 |  Posted In: geo search, Insight for Developers, MySQL

Geographic information systems (GIS) are used by application developers to incorporate geographic information into their datasets to create apps with cool features such finding the address to the best steakhouse in town or the locations of local points of historical interest (the list is endless). In a nutshell, GIS captures, store, checks and displays data […]

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The future of MySQL quality assurance: Introducing pquery

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

Being a QA Engineer, how would you feel if you had access to a framework which can generate 80+ crashes – a mix of hitting developer introduced assertions (situations that should not happen), and serious unforeseen binary crashes – for the world’s most popular open source database software – each and ever hour? What if you could […]

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Django with time zone support and MySQL

 | January 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

This is yet another story of Django web-framework with time zone support and pain dealing with python datetimes and MySQL on the backend. In other words, offset-naive vs offset-aware datetimes. Shortly, more about the problem. After reading the official documentation about the time zones, it makes clear that in order to reflect python datetime in […]

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RDS for Aurora unveiled at AWS re:Invent

 | November 14, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Server

One of the big announcements at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2014 conference this week was the unveiling of Aurora. The result of years of internal work, Aurora, currently in preview, is a MySQL 5.6-compatible option that “combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases” on […]

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