Random interesting things from MySQL Conf 2008

Some interesting projects / products I learned while attending the MySQL Conference 2008:

  • PDO_MYSQLND – A new PDO extension that is compatible with PDO_MySQL, but uses the mysqlnd library to deal with the database server.
  • DbUnit – an extension to standard PHPUnit to deal with database-related unit tests.
  • Buildbot – cool little utility that lets you automate a lot of tasks to achieve continuous integration of software projects. I need to play with this and see if it would work for some of our unit tests.
  • Varnish – a new high-performance reverse proxy, kind of like Squid, but made for this type of work.

Took me a while to publish this draft :(

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