July 22, 2003

The Book has a Cover

This isn't really news, but hey... better late than never.

In case it isn't obvious, some images just don't scale well. So until I ask O'Reilly for a thumbnail image, it's probably best to look at the full-sized one on the book web site: HighPerformanceMySQL.com.

If you can do a better job, grab the original and show me. I freely admit to having no graphics (or design) skill at all.

There isn't a lot on-line there yet. Once most of the writing is done, there will be news, an RSS feed, and other good stuff. For now, you're probably asking yourself "what's this book about?" In case the name isn't relatively obvious (don't get me started on how difficult it is to name a book), here's the Table of Contents--subject to changes before this thin appears on shelves somewhere. But it should be sufficient to give you an idea of what's covered.

  1. Back To Basics
  2. Storage Engines
  3. Benchmarking
  4. Indexes
  5. Query Performance
  6. Server Performance Tuning
  7. Replication
  8. Load Balancing
  9. Backup and Recovery
  10. Security

If there's a topic you think is missing, let me know. I doubt we can do much about it, but you never know.

"We?" you ask. Yes, I recruited another fool to help get the book out the door. That's why there are two names on the cover. :-)

Oh, and for those of you wondering about the book known as "Advanced MySQL", this is the same book. The old title was really just a working title. Yeah, that's it.

Update: Thanks for all the scaled covers! You can stop sending them now. I've used one from Jon Abernathy, simply because he was first and it looks good.

Posted by jzawodn at 01:46 PM

Productivity Loss

I just discovered another way to sink my productivity for the day.

My iPod just ran out of power. Damn. I've switched over to the Walkman, but the commercials are likely to make me want to channel surf when I should be typing something or other.

Damn, I type a lot.

Posted by jzawodn at 01:29 PM

A case of the Wendesdays

For whatever reason, both yesterday and today have felt like Wednesdays. It's as if the week is always half over before I get a chance to realize that it's not.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring... maybe a case of the mondays?

Posted by jzawodn at 11:41 AM