MySQL Updates

My latest column is up on SitePoint and takes a look at the MySQL Roadmap.

Also – some MySQL news from yesterday:

A new maintenance release (4.0.20) was announced on by Patrick Galbraith, a senior software developer with MySQL. It can be accessed at

For developers using OS X, Navicat has released version 5.1 of their popular MySQL GUI. This allows remote administration of MySQL database on numerous platforms from a 10.1 or greater version of OS X. This is a commercial tool but affordable for developers leveraged in MySQL development work at $95 US.

As of May 19th, MySQL Professional Certification is now available, with lots of detail available on the MySQL site, and access to study guides.