After attending SXSW Interactive for the past two years, I’ve noticed the industry seems to be shifting away from the Age of the Apps to the Dawn of Data. Rather than focusing on that next killer application, it appears that more people are trying to tap into the data that is being gathered to create the next big thing—and companies are actively encouraging developers to do so.
Testing is a good thing. It has to be – the world is telling us it is. There are conferences and hundreds of meetups around the world just to discuss testing. There are workshops and countless testing tools. There are tons of books explaining testing down to the very last detail. And, most of all, there are QA jobs. Testing is so vital that an entire discipline of software development is dedicated to it. Clearly, testing is really important.
We take customer support pretty seriously around here. Our philosophy is to include super valuable and responsive support with all our offers. For example, when you’re a customer and find out you’re going on national TV to pitch your product, we’ll be there to help with architecting and operating the situation at no additional cost. This is clearly not the standard level of support in the cloud space where even the most basic support costs a lot more on top of core cloud costs. Starting today, we take this already high standard to a new level with the launch of Rackspace Developer Support, an extension of our Fanatical Support specifically for developers.
MySQL versions can make for interesting, yet at times confusing reading. In this article I will explore MySQL versions and shed light on them for anyone who uses or has worked with MySQL or LAMP environments.