MySQL FULLTEXT Searching (155 tags)
Storing text in your database is handy, but searching can be a pain. MySQL's
FULLTEXT search can save your sanity. Joe Stump demonstrates how it works and gives several ideas on how to use it in your own applications.
Live Backups of MySQL Using Replication (152 tags)
One of the difficulties with a large and active MySQL database is making clean backups without having to bring the server down. A simple method to ensure reliable backups is to set up replication for MySQL. Russell Dyer, author of MySQL in a Nutshell, walks through the process of using replication for data backups.
Advanced MySQL Replication Techniques (125 tags)
MySQL Cluster is a powerful peering system to add high availability and replication across multiple database servers. It's not perfect, though. Using features of MySQL 5.0 and 5.1, it's possible to build a master/slave replication system with fail-over. Giuseppe Maxia shows how.
Ten MySQL Best Practices (59 tags)
George Reese, coauthor of Managing & Using MySQL, 2nd Edition, offers a set of best practices for MySQL administrators that will help with the security, maintenance, and performance of a MySQL installation.
Rolling with Ruby on Rails (56 tags)
The Ruby community is abuzz about Rails, a web application framework that makes database-backed apps dead simple. What's the fuss? Is it worth the hype? Curt Hibbs shows off Rails, building a simple application that even non-Rubyists can follow.