And here's how I know. Within 10 minutes of the Slashdot review of High Performance MySQL, many of them contacted me via IM, e-mail, and whatnot. It frightens me to think of how often they're reloading that page.

Anyway, the review is quite positive. I'm glad Steve liked the book and fully expected all the "MySQL SUCKS!" comments that appeared moments later. Apparently some nerds have an infinite capacity for fighting vi vs. emacs, mysql vs. postgresql, gnome vs. kde, and all those other stupid battles.

Oh, well. As long as half of them buy the book, I'm happy. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at October 20, 2004 12:30 PM

Reader Comments
# justin said:

i've got even less of a life - i've blogged about it.... :-)
congrats Jeremy!

on October 20, 2004 12:42 PM
# Ian Neubert said:

I think you're book is pretty good, I've been able to use just about every chapter to help my system nip and tuck as needed. I just wish it included more about MySQL's new NDB tables. I guess I'll have to buy Volume 2 eh? :)

on October 20, 2004 01:09 PM
# ben said:

I like the people on slashdot that are like:
Yahoo Finance uses MySQL!???? For what? How could they use that! They couldn't use it for their primary database!

on October 20, 2004 07:20 PM
# Jeremy T said:

I laugh at those people ben.

With 360 tables spread across 8 databases, we have about 80GB worth of "database", one table about to hit 15GB and plenty of tables with 1M+ rows. 1.5M transactions per day is common. No performance problems, no data issues. It just works. I love MySQL.

Oh yeah, I bought the book...

on October 20, 2004 09:08 PM
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