Posted on August 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

MySQL FullText Search

Don’t ever use MySQL FTS if you can help it. And if you do use it, in 5.1.x atleast DO NOT EVER USE IN BOOLEAN MODE. It’s like driving with the parking brakes on, seriously, it slows MySQL down that much. Why? No idea. But, like I said, you shouldn’t be using FTS anyway.

Posted on June 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Wall of shame?

I am torn between showing the whole thing as a wall of shame item or just ranting about an anonymous (open source) user management product. It’s not alone in this sin, I’ve seen the same problem in *expensive* database driven shopping cart and user management apps. What problem is this that I am speaking of? […]