The Difference Between MySQL and Google
The ever-insightful Bernard Golden's February 2006 Open Source Newsletter compares and contrasts Internet advertising giant Google (whose product sells for pennies per unit) with the growing but unassuming MySQL UC (with a free product, of course, but also licensing fees more than a few pennies per unit). Yet for all Google's giant presence, it needs MySQL or something like MySQL to succeed. What does that mean for your organization? Bernard has a few ideas....
Feb. 16, 2006 01:29 PM
| Subject(s): Open Source
Turning MySQL data in latin1 to utf8 utf-8
My old CD Baby MySQL database from 1998 was filled with foreign characters and was in MySQL's default latin1 encoding. I wanted everything to be in UTF-8. (The database, the website, the MySQL client, everything.) Unfortunately, I found out I had some characters in latin1, some characters in UTF-8, some in the database as HTML equivalents (分) and some characters that were just a total mystery. Here's how I solved it all in MySQL and PHP.
- Derek Sivers[
Jan. 15, 2006 03:20 PM
| Subject(s): Databases
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