June Meetup – Building An AWS-like Platform With Auto-Scaling Databases & Web servers

I’ll be out of town for work, but #okcmysql member Josh Walcher (http://www.bigboardroom.com/) will be driving a discussion about scaling applications using various automation, APIs, and other techniques. The goal is to hopefully introduce folks to some new ideas while having an interactive discussion to see what others are doing to manage similar issues. Pizza will be provided as […]

Installing MySQL for Testing – Part 1

At long last…  the first real post of the intro series on getting started with MySQL!  (Better late than never, right?) There are a few ways you can go about setting up a test instance that are generally shared across Operating Systems: Install locally on your machine (Windows, OSX, Linux) https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Set up a local Virtual […]

Operating System Survey

As I start to work through some various tutorials and other instructional guides, I want to get a feel for what people are using.  Please let me know what OS you are currently using and which OS(s) you feel comfortable with. Ideally, I’m planning to provide a VirtualBox appliance built out with CentOS (linux) that […]