[San-Diego-pm] book suggestion

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Oct 20 14:57:58 CDT 2004

>>>>> "Christopher" == Christopher Hahn <chahn at peregrine.com> writes:

Christopher> Yes, it was perl you were asking about, but it seemed that you
Christopher> intended to use
Christopher> MySQL and so I thought to comment.

Slashdot's been all over that.  The real name for
"High performance MySQL" is "PostgreSQL". :)

MySQL was perfect in its time, but its time has past.  The continuum
is now:

flat files - SQLite - PostgreSQL - Oracle

with enough overlap in each to make the pain painless.

The only reason to use MySQL today is "legacy".... either in brainspace
or existing apps that haven't yet been modernized.

If .info and .org run on PostgreSQL (and *not* MySQL), that's good
enough for me.

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