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Coding Phase 1 Week 8 July 24, 2008

Posted by taufiqaalam in GSoc 2008.
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Week 7+8 (7th – 21st July)

Key Accomplishments Last Week

1. Went through the Internals Guided Tour at http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_Internals_Guided_Tour completely 🙂

2. Covered the first two chapters of “Expert Mysql” by Charles A.Bell which took me into the internals of mysql source code, mysql testing and benchmarking.

3. Created a page dedicated to mysql internals at https://taufiqmysql.wordpress.com/mysql-internals/

4. Gained a more detailed view of the benchmarking and mysql test suites thanks to the “expert Mysql” book by Aprèss.

5. Learnt how to created a sample test file and how to execute the test case.

Key Tasks that stalled last Week

None

Key Concerns

1. Time – “Ars longa vita brevis”

Tasks for the Coming Week

1. Have a look at supersmack and mybench, two other benchmarking and load generation tools similar to mysqlslap. This will give me some more insight into benchmarking tools

2. Open up mysqlslap again and learn it comprehensively by running as many features as possible.

Community Bonding Wk5 (19th – 26th May) May 24, 2008

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Completed

1) Created and updated my first serious blog … major work …

2) Received the book “Beautiful Code” from Google.

3) First time I successfully logged into http://socwiki.natulte.net – Had been trying since past two weeks.

4) Downloaded 2 google videos related with mysql

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Community Bonding Week 4 (12th -19th May) May 24, 2008

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Completed

1) Downloaded Bitclient2.0.shar and learnt about it’s importance for mysql developers.

2) Installation of cygwin and checking the functionality offered by it on Windows. Too good…. Amazing software …

3) Made a clone of the mysql 5.1 source code onto my local system through bitclient running on cygwin. Now that was really cool 🙂 🙂

Community Bonding Week 3 (5th – 12th May) May 24, 2008

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Completed

1) Read various documents on mysql, mysql’s storage engines and mysql slap.

2) Also got to know a lot about mysql’s history from the mysql reference manual.

3) Got a mail from Colin regarding Filippo bollini’s weekly updates

4) Submission of CPT forms

5) Tried out mIrc and Xchat— I liked Xchat better and am currently using it.

Community Bonding Wk2 (28th Apr – 5th May) May 21, 2008

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Completed

  1. Went through the CPT and other documents to be sent to Google.
  2. Got acquainted with the idea of what IRC is all about.
  3. Went through a few documents regarding the development of mysql.
  4. Downloaded mysql 5.0 for installation and checking end-user functionality

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Community Bonding Wk1 (21st – 28th Apr) May 21, 2008

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Completed

  1. Introduced myself in GSoc2008 profiles page.
  2. Made Initial contact with my mentor, Brian Aker.
  3. joined myself to soc@lists.com.
  4. Replied to Colin Charles’ message that i had perfomed the necessary tasks that he had requested.

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