Experiences with testing dev MySQL versions and why it’s good for you

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06 Jun 2018
15:30 - 16:00
Sala Oracle
Simon J Mudd
Senior Database Administrator
Booking.com

Experiences with testing dev MySQL versions and why it’s good for you

Each new version of MySQL comes out with exciting new features, many of which we’ve been asking for for a long time. The first development or DMR versions are released to the public some time before the software is considered production quality. So who is going to test these new versions which might break at any time and lose all your data?

booking.com does just this. The talk explains why we do it, what both we and the MySQL community gets out of it. If you’ve not considered doing such testing it’s very easy so come along and find out how. If you want to find out about some of the fun bugs we’ve seen then you’ll like this presentation too.

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