MySQL has joined Google Summer of Code 2007 and has launched its own Summer of Code branch.
Are you a skilled programmer? Do you use MySQL? Do you have ideas on how to improve it? (Do you want to use this cool logo in your blog? :) )
Here’s your chance to participate. Rush to read the announcement and the full instructions in MySQL Forge and then apply!.
A little less than a week ago, I opened a zoomerang survey about database stored procedures. In this post, I’m presenting the results.
In just a few days, the survey was visited 232 times, and no less than 155 people completed the survey! (There was a very small (2) number of people that answered some, but not all the items, and these are excluded from the results proper.)
I didn’t really know what to expect, but I did not expect as much as this! So, I’m quite pleased, and I want to thank everybody that took the time to complete the survey. Thank You very, very much, I appreciate your efforts a lot!
I will be involved in two sessions at the MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2007.
This year conference is going to be more user-oriented than ever before. Many sessions by MySQL employees will be co-presented by external users.
After a long period of preparation, my pet project is out! The Quality Contribution Program is here!
MySQL wants to reward its most active users who are contributing to the improvement of its products.
This is not a lottery, where you submit some contributions, and if you are chosen you get the prize. In this program, you start contributing, and when you reach a given level, you (and everybody else in the same position) will get a free subscription to MySQL Enterprise. The project rules say how much you should contribute to get a Basic, Silver, Gold, or even Platinum subscription.
The topic of database stored procedures does not cease to divide the community of database application developers and DBAs. There are many articles around, expressing various opinions about this subject. But what do you think?
Please let me know and take this survey. The survey contains 5 multiple choice questions, and will take about 1 to 5 minutes to complete.