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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....
- chromatic [ Feb. 16, 2006 01:29 PM | Subject(s): Open Source , MySQL | Permalink]

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 , Databases, MySQL | Permalink]

Followup on Managing MySQL on Mac OS X
A couple of weeks ago, my article 'Managing MySQL on Mac OS X' was published, detailing some of the best Mac options for interacting with the popular database management system. There were some good tidbits in the comments of that article that I'd like to pull out as a followup.
- Robert Daeley [ Dec. 31, 2005 01:07 PM | Subject(s): Mac , Databases, Mac, MySQL, ONLamp | Permalink]

MapServer Foundation kick-off
The creation of a non-profit organisation around MapServer web mapping technologies has been a dream of mine for a couple of years. No longer do you need to listen to my perennial pining about the need for an independent, non-profit, support organisation for the MapServer community. It is finally being launched with some strong momentum and promising support.
- Tyler Mitchell [ Nov. 28, 2005 06:37 AM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Apache, Community, Emerging Technology, General, Linux, Location, GIS, MySQL, ONLamp, Open Source, Perl, PHP, Python, Software Development, Web, Web Development | Permalink]

A few of my favourite things
What are you favourite (tech) things? Here are a few of mine, and no, they are not expensive handheld gadgets!
- Paul Browne [ Nov. 11, 2005 01:54 AM | Subject(s): Java , Java, Linux, MySQL, PHP, VoIP, XML | Permalink]

Oracle Buys Innobase
Oracle has purchased Innobase Oy, the creators of MySQL's only enterprise-class storage engine, InnoDB.
- Jonah Harris [ Oct. 07, 2005 12:43 PM | Subject(s): Databases , MySQL, Oracle | Permalink]

"We Own Our Own Data!" - or - Why both Google and Microsoft already know this and are TOTALLY fine with the idea.
Theres seems to be a lot of chatter as of late regarding a near call to arms to "Free Your Data!", "Don't Trust Anyone With What Belongs To You!", and various other terms that attempt to suggest that for-profit software companies are evil, untrustworthy, and dead set on stealing "your data" from you if ever you were to give them a chance. Well, I'll admit, some of them are... but not the ones you would think. Here's why.
- M. David Peterson [ Oct. 06, 2005 06:44 AM | Subject(s): Digital Democracy , MySQL, P2P, Publishing, Web Services, XML | Permalink]

Satallite Map of the MBTA (the "T" in Boston) Subway System
Satellite map of the MBTA (the "T"), the subway system in Boston, MA. So how does it compare to the traditional map?
- Ming Chow [ Sep. 16, 2005 06:39 AM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , General, MySQL, PHP, Technology & Society | Permalink]

Connecting a Pocket PC Database to MySQL
Reader T.S. wants to know how to get data from a database on a Pocket PC to MySQL. Here's some suggestions...
- Todd Ogasawara [ Sep. 08, 2005 09:06 AM | Subject(s): Wireless , Databases, MySQL | Permalink]

An SQL Puzzle
An enigmatically simply stated SQL question that might haunt you (until someone posts the answer).
- Jonathan Wellons [ Aug. 23, 2005 11:25 PM | Subject(s): MySQL , Databases, Hacks, ONLamp | Permalink]

Inexpensive (and good) Computer-Based Training and Resources
This is the intro to an article I posted on the Ohio SMS Users Group blog. If you're looking for Inexpensive (and good) Computer-Based Training and Resources, check out the link. Looking for inexpensive online Computer-Based Training? How about access to hundreds of online technical books? Take a look at what ACM and IEEE offer.
- Greg Ramsey [ Aug. 16, 2005 08:42 PM | Subject(s): General , Apache, C/C++, Databases, Enterprise Development, General, Hacks, Java, Linux, MySQL, Networking, Oracle, Perl, PHP, Programming Languages, Python, Security, Sharepoint, Software Development, SysAdmin, Visual Basic, Web, Web Development, Web Services, Windows, Wireless, XML | Permalink]

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