Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun Buys MySQL for $1 Billion!

Holy simoleans, Batman. I wake up this morning, write a nice little Oracle tip and then next thing I see is Josh's post about Sun->MySQL. That was totally unexpected to me. I browsed over to PlanetMySQL to get the scoop and what do I see, Sun buys MySQL for $1 billion to take centerstage in the web economy. I don't often agree with Matt but on this topic, I think I have to. This just makes a lot of sense for everyone involved. Sun, MySQL and MySQL users. The first post I saw that shows concern about Sun's Postgres support is this one from the 451 Group, Sun acquiring MySQL for $1bn. That post led me to Jonathan Schwartz's blog. I love his post title, Helping Dolphins Fly. Jonathan always sounds pumped but this blog entry makes him sound ecstatic. I have not been impressed with many Sun decisions over the last couple of years but I have to admit, this is a big one. I think it's a good direction. If you want to read the press release and get some of the details, you can do so at MySQL AB. Lot's of changes this year, I think. LewisC

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Book Has Been Printed

Well, it's taken over a year but it has finally arrived. I started writing the book back in Aug 2006. I finished in late Jan 2007 and the technical editor finished his work in March. Now, In Jan 2008, EnterpriseDB: The Definitive Reference is available. I'm glad I didn't wait for the movie. ;-) It's kind of ironic. Just this morning, I posted that I am working on my second book. My wife called me at work and told me two boxes of books had arrived. 2008 is turning out to be a good year. I wonder if I should start planning my MySQL book? Anyway, the book looks good. I've already found a few typos and grammar errors just skimming around. I like the font and the pages look really crisp. All in all, I have to say I am very happy that the book is out. Check out some photos: EnterpriseDB Book 016 EnterpriseDB Book 020 I think I want to give a couple away. Maybe some kind of contest for the blog readers. Any ideas of something fair? I am willing to pay shipping for a couple but that would only be here in the US. Overseas shipping gets expensive. LewisC