Magazine MySQL story I mentioned the other day (which is also
being syndicated on
cnn.com) has just been slashdotted.
Slashdot is a lot like a car accident on the highway. You know
it's gonna be really bad, but somehow you can't stop yourself from
looking (or reading in this case).
News flash, folks: MySQL has transactions.
Yes, the ACID kind, just like
Oracle and PostgreSQL. They've been there for a while now. Really.
I've been using them quite happily.
It never ceases to amaze me.
The Open Source freaks can be so predictable sometimes. As
expected, most folks seemed to have a 3 year old (or worse!) view of
MySQL's features and limitations. And, as expected, there was a big
"What about PostgreSQL?! It has more features!!!" contingent.
Reality check. It's not all about features. It's about the best
tool for the job. For a lot of folks, MySQL really is that
tool. Get over yourselves.
Posted by jzawodn at March 16, 2003 07:23 PM
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