Thursday, March 31, 2016

Announcing MySQL Utilities 1.6.3 Beta!

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce a new beta release of MySQL Utilities. This release includes a number of improvements for usability, stability, and a few enhancements. A complete list of all improvements can be found in our release notes.

New Enhancements!


This release represents a stable release of the product. Along with several defect patches, we also include the following enhancements.

Improved support for MySQL 5.7
Improved functionality of --exclude option with SQL wildcards
Improved packaging in RPM and Windows distributions
Improved accuracy of calculated disk usage for mysqldiskusage
...and a host of minor improvements for quality and robustness


How Can I Download MySQL Utilities?


You can download MySQL Utilities 1.6.3 Beta from the following link using one of the pre-built installation repositories including a source download. Click on "Development Releases" to see the 1.6.3 release downloads.

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/tools/utilities/

Where is the Documentation?


You can find online documentation for MySQL Utilities version 1.6 at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-utils-fabric.html

Monday, February 22, 2016

New book: MySQL for the Internet of Things

Are you building an IOT solution and want to know how to store and retrieve your IOT data? Perhaps you're new to database systems and want to learn how to use them while you explore the exciting world of IOT.

This book is the answer for both scenarios; whether you're new to IOT and want to know how to leverage MySQL in your solution or you've wanted to learn more about MySQL, this book will provide many of the answers you seek.

The book also covers how to design your IOT solution around your data. Not only will you learn more about MySQL, but you will also see how best to deploy MySQL in your IOT solution using low-cost computer boards such as the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black, Intel Galileo, and more.

Finally, the book will give you a thorough overview of how data can be augmented and annotated to make it easier to glean the golden nuggets of knowledge you seek while wading through your sensor data.



You can find my book at most online book sellers or directly from Apress.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Release! MySQL Connector/Arduino 1.1

The newest release of the MySQL Connector/Arduino library release-1.1 alpha is available for download. This new version represents a major step forward for the library in ease of use. Here are just a few of the important changes in this release.

  • Added to Library Manager : yes, you can download and install the library from the Arduino IDE now. Just open the Library Manager and search for "MySQL".
  • More Example Sketches : there are many more example sketches of how to use the new library from basic connections to complex queries and more! 
  • Redesigned Classes : the library has been redesigned with new classes making it much easier to use a wider variety of shields and modules. Now, you pass in the Client class for your shield and so long as it adheres to the Ethernet.Client primitive, you can use any library to initiate the connector. No more #defines!
  • Better Memory Management : the new classes permit you to manage memory easier by allocating the MySQL_Query class dynamically leaving memory cleanup for the delete operation. No more free_* methods!
  • It's on GitHub! : yes, the code is now on GitHub making it much easier to log and track issues. See GitHub Repo.

Notes on Usage


If you have been using the previous versions of MySQL Connector/Arduino (1.0.4 and prior), do not despair as the old version remains in Launchpad and will be be left there for some time. Best of all, the new version does not cause conflicts with any of your existing sketches. That is, your existing sketches will not be affected by installing the new library.

However, if you want to use the newest version in your existing sketches, you will have to change a few things. Please see the section entitled "Changes from Previous Versions" in the reference manual located in the extras folder of the library source code.

How do I get it?


As mentioned, you can simply open the Library manager in the Arduino IDE from the Sketch->Include Library->Manage Libraries menu. This opens the Library Manager. In the filter your search box, enter "MySQL" then choose the connector and click Install. In seconds, the new library is installed and ready for use. Cool, eh?



You can also check the Library Manager periodically for updates to this or any of the libraries you have installed.

Of course, if you want to download the source code directly, you can find it on GitHub at GitHub Repo.

How do I use the library?


There is extensive documentation on how to use the library in the reference manual located in the extras folder. The document is named MySQL_Connector_Arduino_Reference_Manual.pdf.

What if I have Questions?


You can post questions to this blog or if you find a defect, open an issue of GitHub. However, before you do either, please read the documentation - even if you've been using the older versions as much has changed!

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

3D Printing with Delta Printers

I am very pleased to announce my latest book, "3D Printing with Delta Printers" (Apress 2015). This book is focused entirely on delta printers including how to properly, build, configure, calibrate, use, and maintain your delta printer. The book is a companion to my "Building and Maintaining Your 3D Printer" (Apress 2014).


You can find both books in bookstores and online book retailers.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New! MySQL Connector/Arduino release-1.0.4 GA and Documentation

After several iterations and a long period of community evaluation, I am happy to report I've released the newest, stable release of the MySQL Connector/Arduino. This library is designed to allow you to connect your Arduino via an Ethernet or WiFi shield to a MySQL database server running on your network (or the Internet!).

New Documentation!

Best of all, I've written a reference manual that includes examples of how to use the connector in a variety of ways. Included in the document are advice on how to write your sketches, troubleshooting tips, and a long FAQ compiled from the many questions from my blogs.

Changes

The only code change in this release is to fix a defect when using the connector with the latest versions of MySQL.

Downloading the Connector

To download the connector library and the new reference manual, visit lp:mysql-arduino.

For More Information

As a reminder, there is a forum for Q&A which can be found here. I try to check and respond to forum entries weekly.

Happy Arduino!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Announcing MySQL Utilities release-1.6.1 Alpha!

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce a new alpha release of MySQL Utilities. This release includes a number of improvements for useabilty, stability, and a few enhancements. A complete list of all improvements can be found in our release notes.

New Enhancements!


This release represents a stable release of the product. Along with several defect patches, we also include the following enhancements.

Improved support for MySQL 5.7 early releases
Improved output for mysqldbcompare
Improved SSL support

New Utilities!


This release also has three new utilities for you to try out:

mysqlslavetrx - skip transactions on one or more slaves to solve errant transactions and consistency errors - docs
mysqlbinlogpurge - purge old binary logs - docs
mysqlbinlogrotate - rotate the binary logs - docs

How Can I Download MySQL Utilities?


You can download MySQL Utilities 1.6.1 Alpha from the following link using one of the pre-built installation repositories including a source download. Click on "Development Releases" to see the 1.6.1 release downloads.

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/tools/utilities/

Where is the Documentation?


You can find online documentation for MySQL Utilities version 1.6 at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-utils-fabric.html

Announcing MySQL Utilities release-1.5.4 GA!

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce the general availability (GA) release of MySQL Utilities. This release includes a number of improvements for useabilty, stability, and a few enhancements. A complete list of all improvements can be found in our release notes.

New Enhancements!

 

This release represents a stable release of the product. Along with several defect patches, we also include the following enhancements.

  • Improved support for MySQL 5.7 early releases
  • Improved output for mysqldbcompare
  • Improved SSL support

How Can I Download MySQL Utilities?


You can download MySQL Utilities 1.5.2 GA from the following link using one of the pre-built installation repositories including a source download.

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/tools/utilities/

Where is the Documentation?


You can find online documentation for MySQL Utilities version 1.5 at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-utils-fabric.html