This week, Sarah's off, and Sheeri interviews Brian Aker of Data Differential, mostly about the MySQL Ecosystem.
Among the topics discussed are whether the MySQL Ecosystem has peaked yet, the exciting talks coming up at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference including the state of the community keynote, and when the Drizzle software is going GA.
ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN ‘column_name’ int(8) NOT NULL [with no default value] -- this does not do what you would expect. You would expect that it would give you an error, because there is no default value and NULL is not allowed. What does happen is that the ALTER completes and any rows that were there before will have nulls for column_name values.
Where you can see us:
Fri/Sat/Sun January 28-30 She’s Geeky -
T/W/Th February 1-3 Strata - http://strataconf.com/strata2011