Use the Source Luke, Hacking MySQL
Ever wanted to just open up the MySQL source code and hack in a new function? How about a storage engine? Maybe some sort of addition to SQL? The goal of this talk is to create a roadmap for you to do this. The internals of the code will be presented, along with the blueprints for where to begin hacking.
Brian Aker currently works on the MySQL Database Engine and spends the rest of his time working on Apache, MySQL and Perl modules, which include mod_layout and the Apache streaming services module, mod_mp3. In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The Virtual Hospital, and Slashdot. He currently works for MySQL as Director of Architecture and lives in Seattle with his dog Rosalynd.Coauthor: Michael \"Monty\" Widenius not in Database