Search and Much MySQL Love

Yep, that’s a search bar down there. Silly, isn’t it? Over the last few days I have been doing a lot of work with MySQL and I was so impressed with their full text search feature that I wanted to play with it some more.

Now I have search.

If you haven’t looked at MySQL in a while, you would be well advised to do so. The little database that could has really grown up and it’s sporting some pretty impressive features these days. Replication, partitioning, transactions, full text search on large text columns and quite a bit more. There is a still a bit of a disjointed feel to some parts, but they seem to be cleaning those up quickly. For instance, full text search only works on MyISAM tables (which is the default for MySQL) but transactions only work on InnoDB tables. Little things like that can cause some gotchas, but in general MySQL is looking really good.

Um. That’s all.

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