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  How does MySQL handle DROP TABLE

A few days ago, when executing DROP TABLE in MySQL, all processes including DDL and DML were hung until DROP TABLE was completed. I am confused about this phenomenon. I have reviewed the source codes of MySQL to check how MySQL internally handle DROP TABLE. When user trigger DROP TABLE command: ########################MySQL SERVER drop table######################## /* Sql_table.cc  delete (drop) tables. */bool mysql_rm_table( )   /*   Execute the drop of a normal or temporary...

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  10gen provides free training courses for MongoDB

MongoDB is an open source document oriented database, developed with C++, it is to solve some real problems existing among development communities. In October 2007, MongoDB development began at 10gen, in 2009, MongoDB was open sourced as a standalone product. 10gen provides technical support, training and consultancy service. According to 10gen education, 10gen will provide some training courses for MongoDB starting from 22 October, 2012. Now it's available for registration. There are two cours...

2,998 0 1          COURSE FREE TRAINING MONGODB 10GEN


  SQLite C/C++ function interfaces

Some simple introduction to the SQLite function interfaces. First let's check some error codes defined in SQLite3 (They are in SQLite3.h file in the SQLite installation).#define SQLITE_OK           0   /* Successful result */  /* beginning-of-error-codes */  #define SQLITE_ERROR        1   /* SQL error or missing database */  #define SQLITE_INTERNAL     2&nb...

2,665 0 0          SQLITE FUNCTION INTERFACE C/C++


  Work with MySQL character set and collation

For non-English websites, they often have to deal with character set and collation if they want to store data to and read data from databases with other languages. Character set tells the database which kind of character encoding scheme to use to store or read data, collation can be simply understood as a subset of character set, it tells the database how to sort data. We talk about working with character set and collation of MySQL today.  In MySQL, if we want to store Chinese, Japanese or ...

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  A serious security vulnerability found in MySQL/MariaDB

Recently a serious security vulnerability was found in MySQL/MariaDB. It relates to the access to the database. The issue is described below.When a user connects to MariaDB/MySQL, a token (SHA over a password and a random scramble string) is calculated and compared with the expected value. Because of incorrect casting, it might've happened that the token and the expected value were considered equal, even if the memcmp() returned a non-zero value. In this case MySQL/MariaDB would think that the p...

3,710 0 0          MYSQL BUG PASSWORD FIX MARIADB MEMCMP()


  Can API be copyrighted? At least Oracle hopes so

  The result of the lawsuit case war between Oracle and Google is clearer now. The court said that 9 lines of code of Android has violated intellectual property right, these 9 lines of code can be ignored relative to the number of codes for the whole Android system. But just like LinuxToy points out that the reasons why this case catches so much attention are : 1). The amount of money Oracle asked from Google is $1 billion; 2). The statement says Java language itself doesn't violate the int...

2,703 0 0          GOOGLE API ORACLE COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT CASE


  Three things you should never put in your database

As I've said in a few talks, the best way to improve your systems is by first not doing "dumb things". I don't mean you or your development staff is "dumb", it's easy to overlook the implications of these types of decisions and not realize how bad they are for maintainability let alone scaling. As a consultant I see this stuff all of the time and I have yet to ever see it work out well for anyone. Images, files, and binary data Your database supports BLOBs so it must be a good idea to shove ...

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  Create Packed Indexes with MySQL

I am pretty much sure that you are aware of indexes which we are creating on database fields. Indexes are very useful to make your query search faster and improve the site performance. But the fact is that Indexes which we are creating on database tables also require some additional space on your hard disk and if you have not properly created these indexes than some t...

2,440 0 0          MYSQL COMPRESSED INDEX PACK_KEYS