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  Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to Avoid Even More of the Common (but Deadly) MySQL Development Mistakes

"Why can't I just save my data to a file?" Using an MySQL database seems so complex to get right, and for good reason. The variety of data-driven applications is practically limitless, and as project requirements change, we find ourselves taking short-cuts and adopting bad habits. But there are proven methods to understanding how to develop and manage data in a scalable and reliable way.

This talk shows you some of these methods, including:

  • How to optimize a MySQL database application with partitioning and sharding
  • How to avoid the secret security vulnerability that you're probably guilty of
  • How to use optimizer hints effectively
Bill Karwin
Senior Knowledge Manager
Bill Karwin has been a software engineer for over twenty years, developing and supporting applications, libraries, and servers such as Zend Framework for PHP 5, the InterBase relational database, and the Enhydra Java application server. Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems. Bill authored the book "SQL Antipatterns", collecting frequent blunders and showing better solutions.


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