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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 16, 2013

I recently attended the Percona Live MySQL conference and wanted to share some of the exciting activity in the MySQL community. For our databases we use Percona Server 5.5 and standard MySQL replication with a multi-region offering using Tungsten Replicator.

At the conference there was a lot of attention for MySQL 5.6. The first aspect to hit the spotlight was the fact that Oracle had produced another quality release among worries that under their stewardship MySQL would slowly be killed off. There are a couple of aspects that still warrant attention like the number of bugs in the official MySQL bug database that are not open to the public. This makes it harder to do proper research on open or fixed bugs and introduces the possibility of duplicate bugs and duplicate work. That said, most of the presenters at the conference seem to agree that MySQL 5.6 is the way to go. It’s still early in the life cycle so there are not many production deployments yet and it makes sense to wait a couple of minor versions to ensure the bugs have been shaken out. Oracle is however starting to create a good track record for their QA of MySQL releases, especially in comparison to previous versions like 5.0 and 5.1.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on May 15, 2013

Here are the highlights from a few of the conversations I had with attendees of the 2013 Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria, held in April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The camp was a wild success and attracted a large, international crowd. I'll post a couple more interviews I did at this event in coming weeks.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 14, 2013

Hey developers ~ new, experienced or otherwise, undecided!

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 8, 2013

When the team at Blue Coda first began thinking about launching a new community website for the 60,000-member

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on May 8, 2013

This week's podcast features two Drupal Scots: Duncan Davidson (recorded live in a back alley right after Drupal Camp Scotland 2013) and Brian Ward (recorded via Skype, post-event). Duncan is the Scottish regional manager and UK Professional Services Manager for i-KOS and Brian is a developer at heehaw.digital in Edinburgh.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 7, 2013

This DrupalCon is going to be super exciting. This DrupalCon, the Acquia Cloud team is offering exclusive community access to the Acquia cloud free tier. What’s that???

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on May 2, 2013

Shannon Vettes is the Partner Manager at Commerce Guys in Paris; the company leading the way in making Drupal the platform of choice for eCommerce. Among other things, she has the rewarding job of coordinating adding modules and services to the Commerce Marketplace and getting integrators involved in the platform, too.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 1, 2013

Part of the "All the things you need to know to be a great Drupal developer" blog series

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 25, 2013

Implementing grade-A site search functionality is not easy to achieve.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 24, 2013

In this episode – "Meet Angie Byron, Part 2: The Return of the Webchick" – we cover how Angie got into the Drupal project, how to hide under blankets, and how to break other people's modules.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 17, 2013

I recently sat down at Acquia HQ with my friend and colleague, Angela "webchick" Byron. She is a Drupal core co-maintainer, book author, Drupal Association board member, public speaker, equality advocate, and all-around powerhouse contributor. Angie works with Drupal Lead, Dries Buyteart, in the Acquia Office of the CTO (OCTO): "My job is to make Drupal awesome. We figure out together what's the biggest thing holding Drupal back right now, and whatever it is, we just tackle it."

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 16, 2013

Drupal has so much to offer to developers. It allows you to experiment, innovate and work with innumerable modules. Drupal does not try to limit you.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 15, 2013

If you can, I would like you to make a donation to this IndieGoGo campaign to help Vincenzo Rubano DrupalCon Portland. What's this all about? Read on.
Lately, some people on the web have been making arguments like "It doesn't matter if a CMS is open source or proprietary. It's about features and service. I promise my (proprietary, license-fee charging) CMS will do what you need. Nobody cares about the rest." I call BS.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 10, 2013

Matt Edmunds, UX Interaction Designer at Acquia, talks about his 9+ years of working with Drupal ... since version 4.3! This gave us the chance to reminisce about the days when we felt we could keep an eye on roughly the whole project on any given day or week. This was probably not truly the case back then and it certainly isn't now.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 9, 2013

Part one of the All the things you need to know to be a great Drupal developer blog series