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<b>Last Updated:</b> 7-December-2010
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<a href="http://sql-info.de/mysql/gotchas.html">MySQL Gotchas</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~merlyn/journal/11202">Randal Schwartz -
“PostgreSQL and MySQL - better explained”</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~merlyn/journal/30002">Randal Schwartz -
“Misquoting JWZ about databases”</a> - also see the commentary.
</li>

<li>

Bagel Belly Blog:<br />

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<li>
<a href="http://www.andrewsavory.com/blog/archives/000266.html">MySQL sucks</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.andrewsavory.com/blog/archives/000559.html">“MySQL makes
me sick”</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.andrewsavory.com/blog/archives/000942.html">MySQL is a
PITA</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.andrewsavory.com/blog/archives/000967.html">Die,
MySQL, die!</a>
</li>
</ol>

</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Smylers/journal/34246">Smylers - When
MySQL Bites: Quirks to Watch Out For</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/34631">Ovid: MySQL Bug of the Day:
Right Joins</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/35752">Ovid: MySQL Pain of the
Day</a> - subqueries.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://idkn.blogli.co.il/archives/209">Ido Kanner - “The Cry of the
Dolphins”</a> - about incompatibility between the various MySQL storage backends.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/35786">Ovid: MySQL Bug of the
Day</a> - AUTO_INCREMENT keys lock the entire table.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/BitKeeper">MySQL and BitKeeper</a> -
MySQL uses <a href="http://better-scm.shlomifish.org/bk/">BitKeeper, which is
a proprietary version control system controlled by an abusive company</a>.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://digg.com/programming/Sometimes_MySQL_Sucks_So_Much_that_You_Need_PostgreSQL">“Sometimes MySQL Sucks so much that You Need PostgreSQL”</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://drbrain.livejournal.com/61705.html">drbrian: MySQL Sucks</a>
- some “lovely gems from the MySQL reference manual”.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/23/1234203">“Slashdot:
Slimmed Down MySQL Offshoot Drizzle is Built for the Web”</a> - the
thread contains many insightful comments.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/37398">“Pulling the MySQL Triggers”
by Ovid</a>.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://art-blog.no-ip.info/newpress/blog/post/174">“An Unpleasant
Surprise from MySQL” by Artyom Tonkikh</a> (in Hebrew) (19-September-2008)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/08/2230221">“David
Axmark Resigns From Sun”</a> (08-October-2008)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/MySQL_vs_PostgreSQL">MySQL vs. PostgreSQL on WikiVS</a><br />
<ul>
<li>
<a href="http://idkn.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/mysql-vs-postgresql/">Coverage
on Ido Kanner’s blog</a> (in Hebrew).
</li>
</ul>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/37686">Ovid - The Daily MySQL
Hate - TRUNCATE should not be DELETE</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/37817">Ovid - “Tests I should
Not Have to Write (for MySQL)”</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/308991/">Monty on MySQL 5.1</a> (01-December-2008)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/01/1627257">“MySQL
5.1 Released, Not Quite Up To Par”</a> (01-December-2008)
</li>

<li>
<a href="https://fossbazaar.org/content/josh-berkus-two-great-open-source-databases-comparison-2008-06-26">“Josh Berkus: Two Great Open Source Databases Comparison”</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/309243/">“MySQL 5.1 and Development
Models”</a> (03-December-2008)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~jdavidb/journal/38019">“What do you think
about case-sensitive databases?”</a> - by jdavidb on use.perl.org
(04-December-2008)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/38546">“Today’s
Database Nightmare”</a> by Ovid on use.perl.org (24-February-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~davorg/journal/38549">“MySQL Stupidity” on
davorg’s use.perl.org blog</a> (25-February-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/38563">Ovid: “Throwing Away
All of My Trigger Work”</a> (27-February-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/38578">Ovid: “Trigger and SUPER
and Ovid’s *LIES*!”</a> (02-March-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://idkn.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/mysql-again/">Ido Kanner:
“Problems with MySQL Again”</a> (in Hebrew) (02-March-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://blog.some-abstract-type.com/2009/03/mysql-51-mysqlhotcopy-and-log-tables.html">Some
Abstract Type! - “MySQL 5.1 mysqlhotcopy and log tables: check your backup
scripts!”</a> (12-March-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://idkn.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/why-i-find-mysql-to-be-so-bad/">Ido
Kanner: “Why I find MySQL to be so bad”</a> (15-March-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/30/228214">Slashdot:
“Locating the Real MySQL”</a> (30-March-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/which_sql_is_mysql">Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols: “Which SQL is MySQL?”</a> (31-March-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/329626/">LWN.net: “A Look at the MySQL
Forks”</a> (22-April-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/23/134208">“Sun
Announces New MySQL, Michael Widenius Forks”</a> - on Slashdot (23-April-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/who-owns-commercial-open-source-%E2%80%93-and-can-forks-work">“Who
Owns Commercial Open Source – and Can Forks Work?”</a> - by Glyn Moody,
on LinuxJournal (23-April-2009)
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<li>
<a href="http://www.osnews.com/story/21535/MySQL_Forked_Beyond_Repair_">“MySQL:
Forked Beyond Repair?”</a> - on OSNews.com (21-May-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/21/2040220">“Has
MySQL Forked Beyond Repair?”</a> - on Slashdot (21-May-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/story/09/12/13/1530211/Widenius-Warns-Against-MySQL-Falling-Into-Oracles-Hands">“Widenius Warns Against MySQL Falling Into Oracle’s Hands”</a> - on Slashdot (13-December-2009)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/09/20/2219254/PostgreSQL-90-Released">“PostgreSQL
9.0 Released”</a> - on Slashdot (20-September-2010).
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://art-blog.no-ip.info/newpress/blog/post/270">Artyom Tonkikh:
“MySQL is indeed a toy -
or rollback mysteriously does not work with InnoDB”</a> - in Hebrew.
(27-November-2010)
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2012/09/my-top-mysql-gripes.html">Ovid:
“My Top MySQL Gripes”</a> - on blogs.perl.org (5-September-2012).
</li>

</ol>

<h2 id="humour">Humour</h2>

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<li>
<p>
<a href="http://use.perl.org/~grantm/journal/35855">A Postgres Song by
Grant McLean</a>
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</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://sqlanywhere.blogspot.com/2008/03/unpublished-mysql-faq.html">“SQL
Anywhere: Unpublished MySQL FAQ”</a>
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