After years of service, my wordpress installation was compromised sometime last week, with all php files replaced by a link to some external site. I estimate losses on my part to about $.01, but the impact on my reputation may be more difficult to quantify! I was meaning to migrate...

There's an interesting post over at Olery's blog about a successful migration story from using MySQL/MongoDB to PostgreSQL as the persistence layer for applications that, however, lists a couple of cons of using MySQL that I personally think are no longer valid complaints (or at least not as big as they...

This post recently caught my attention on Planet MySQL. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest that you go and do so, and also read the comments. I think Matthew's request for the queries so that others can run comparative benchmarks is very interesting, and while I don't have access to...

This code snippet shows how to use Clojure Atoms to implement thread safe instance variables in JRuby classes. The atom_attr_accessor method is used analog to the usual attr_accessor so this should seem natural for the language, though I don't have enough experience with it to judge that.