Friday, October 27, 2006

Many of you might know HowToForge, but for those who don't - there's a bunch of excellent and interesting tutorials relating to Linux and OpenSource.

There are also many about MySQL or using MySQL - here are some examples:

... and more.

There's definitely a lot of stuff to play with.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Official German MySQL 5.1 Reference Manual to be released this month

All German speaking folks will have a chance to get a printed German MySQL 5.1 Reference Manual which covering 1,312 pages for a price of EUR 59.95 (hey, most books with that amount of pages cost much more than that).

It is about to be released this month and can be pre-ordered at

I pre-ordered my copy today. Sometimes it's nice to leave the PC for a while and dig into a good book, but still use the time to improve skills. There are still some topics about MySQL that I'm not as familiar with as I wished and this will be good opportunity to remove some gaps in my knowledge.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Lists of Certified Candidates online

The Lists of MySQL Certified Candidates now also include the new Certifications for MySQL 5.0 - Certified MySQL 5.0 Developer and Certified MySQL 5.0 DBA:

Also new is that you can now find some statistic figures. You can see how many have passed each individual Certification and on the detail page you also find how many people have passed this particular Certification in each specified country. So you can for example easily say: I'm one of eight Certified MySQL 5.0 DBAs in Germany.