I’m not using my previous combination of Bad Behaviour + WP-Gatekeeper anymore. I’ve removed them in favor of ordinary reCAPTCHA. Although it lets a lot of spammers through (almost a thousand spam comments in the day I’ve had it enabled) and Bad Behaviour let only 1 or 2 a month through, it became clear that a lot of people were getting blocked wrongly by Bad Behaviour.
Following our events in Raleigh, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Percona MySQL University comes to Toronto on March 22nd.
This is going to our most dense event yet, absolutely packed with information. Even though we have just 1 track we have 12 talks and 11 speakers. We had unique opportunity this time because Percona’s Consulting, Support, RemoteDBA, Training team are having internal meeting at the start of the week so we had many speakers available.
There have been number reports/benchmarks showing MySQL 5.6 to be slower than MySQL 5.5 on variety of workloads. There are many possible reasons and I believe we will learn about many of them in the next few weeks and months as MySQL 5.6 is starting to get production battle tested and there is inflow of real world production performance data hitting MySQL Support Team at Oracle.
One of the most useful tools if you’re working with multiple versions of MySQL Servers is MySQL Sandbox which allows you to maintain many different versions of MySQL, Percona Server,MariaDB. If you’re just working with single sandbox you can just use MySQL Sandbox in its most basic way and it will work:
Sublime Text 2 is really nice, but the documentation is truly awful. There are at least 3 versions of it, all of them wrong and incomplete. This blog post shows how I set up a Go build system.
I am using GoSublime, but that is completely independent of the build system. The goal of GoSublime is nice auto-completion and snippets and so on; the build system is just supposed to invoke a command with Control-B (or Command-B), capture the output, and recognize file/line in the output so you can navigate between build errors easily.
About a month ago, we held a bug raffle for Percona Toolkit 2.1.9. The turnout was good and the resulting release is worth upgrading to, especially if you were affected by the backwards-incompatible changes to pt-heartbeat in 2.1.8. Here are the release notes for Percona Toolkit 2.1.9 which highlight the bugs fixed: