Itís been a long time coming but the wait is nearly over (and well worth it). If you havenít been following MySQL 5.0 development very closely, the MySQL 5.0 Release Candidate has the following major new features:
- Views (both read-only and updatable views)
- Stored Procedures and Stored Functions
- Server-side cursors (read-only, non-scrolling)
- Precision math
- Larger VARCHARS (up to 64kb)
- ARCHIVE storage engine
- FEDERATED storage engine
I could write a lot more about several of those and may do so at some point. If you've been waiting for any of those features, give 5.0 a try. They're looking to get all of those last minute bugs squashed ASAP.
More details available in MySQL 5.0 in a Nutshell. Give it a try!
Oh, and speaking of open source... Check out Open Source Goes Corporate in this week's InformationWeek. I had a chance to talk with Larry a few weeks about how much MySQL, Apache, FreeBSD, PHP, Linux, and other Open Source software we use at Yahoo!
Posted by jzawodn at September 27, 2005 07:52 AM
Been using it in development for a few months now with no problems. None.
Good lord, you are getting downright skinny.
Hi.. I'm a big fan of $FAVORITE_DATABASE_NAME ... I still think MySQL is a toy and I'll never switch!
It still doesn't have $STRANGE_FEATURE and without this one feature it's still not ready for prime time.
Also.. MySQL is still slow in $CRAZY_PERFORMANCE_METRIC so can't be used in production sites.
In summary only INSULTING_COMMENT people would use MySQL...
(couldn't resist.. expect thousands of posts like this on Slashdot)
That's pretty funny, Kevin, considering most of the new features in MySQL 5.0 are just playing catch-up to other databases which have had these features for years. I still don't see any compelling reason to use MySQL.
Heh... Excellent. Thanks Kevin. :-)
Mike... Thanks for proving my point :)
Kevin, LMAO - I didn't prove your point in the least. Which of MySQL 5.0's new features do you consider "strange"?
Seeing as MySQL is ridiculously easy to install and get running on OS X I'll upgrade my local copy.