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MySQL behaviour you should be aware of

I’ve used MySQL over the years and it has served me well. I didn’t know the default behaviour is a bit messed up. Look at this video for some examples:

Because there’s a lot of validation being done by the php-applications  I work on, I’ve yet to run into the problems described above.Though the default configuration has some problems I’m not migrating my current projects from MySQL to something else. But for fresh new projects, I’ll consider using PostgreSQL.

If you are considering this as well here’s a guide by Chris Fidao (I stumbled upon the video above when reading that guide). If you are in any way interested in running your own server you have to subscribe to his excellent newsletter, Servers for Hackers, and buy the book with the same name.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.