2006 MySQL Users Conference
Sharpen your skills at the 2006 MySQL Users Conference
Join us at the 2006 MySQL Users Conference April 24-27, 2006 in Santa Clara,California http://www.mysqluc.com/
Happy New Year! If you've resolved to sharpen your open source and database skills, work smarter, and network with other savvy developers in 2006, the MySQL Users Conference can help you meet your goals. Sign up before early registration ends on March 6 and save up to $200: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/45/register.html
MySQL has put together four jam-packed days filled with expert speakers covering the topics you need to know. In particular, tutorials deliver the in-depth knowledge you need to take you to the next level of proficiency and give you quality time both on the topic and with the expert instructor. Check out this year's tutorial line-up:
"MySQL Cluster Configuration, Tuning, and Maintenance" Johan Andersson, MySQL AB
"Certification Primer: MySQL 5.0 DBA I" Sarah Sproehnle, Senior Instructor, MySQL
"Planning, Deploying, and Diagnosing Problems of J2EE Applications on MySQL"Mark D. Matthews, MySQL AB
"Secure Your PHP and MySQL Web Applications" Laura Thomson, Senior Web Developer, OmniTI
"Optimizing MySQL Applications Using the Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture" Arjen Lentz, Community Relations Manager, MySQL AB
"New Features of MySQL 5.0 and 5.1 In-depth"Jan Kneschke, Trainer, MySQL AB
"Data Warehousing with MySQL" John Paul Ashenfelter, CTO, TransitionPoint
"Certification Primer: MySQL 5.0 DBA II" Harrison Fisk, Trainer and Consultant, MySQL AB
"MySQL Performance Optimization" Peter Zaitsev, Senior Support Engineer, MySQL AB, and Tobias Asplund, MySQL AB
"Replication for Scaling and High Availability" Jeremy Cole, MySQL Geek, Yahoo! Inc.
For tutorial details, go to:http://www.mysqluc.com/pub/w/45/tutorials.html
To register for this amazing conference, go to:http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/45/register.html
(As you may have guessed since Certification Primer tutorials are planned,we'll also be offering Certification exams during the conference.)
This year's conference features over 75 tutorials and sessions covering thefull range of all things MySQL, from clustering, Data Warehousing, andarchitecture to case studies, business models, and community projects. Seethe full list of sessions by topic here:http://www.mysqluc.com/pub/w/45/sessions.html
As you'd expect, sessions and tutorials will be led by both MySQL insidersand independent experts, including Milton Ngan of Weta Digital, Digium'sMark Spencer, PHP guru Rasmus Lerdorf, Dorion Carroll of Technorati, MichaelRadwin of Yahoo!, and plenty of folks from MySQL such as David Axmark, BrianAker, Kaj Arno, and Mike Zinner. Check out the complete list of speakershere:http://www.mysqluc.com/pub/w/45/speakers.html
The larger Exhibit Hall we're planning this year showcases the latestMySQL-related technologies from sponsors and exhibitors such as ActuateCorporation, Alfresco, Bakbone, Continuent, Dolphin Interconnect SolutionsAS, Four J's Development Tools, Golden Gate Software, Google, JasperSoft,Novell, OLAP4ALL, Optaros, Pentaho, Quest, Rackspace Managed Hosting, RedHat, SugarCRM, Sun Microsystems, and Unisys, as well as from other vendorsand open source community projects.
Co-presented by MySQL AB and O'Reilly Media, the 2006 MySQL Users Conferenceis the place where users, developers, and partners come to together to learnhow to harness the full power of MySQL and related open source technologies.Come celebrate the people, projects, and products of the global MySQLecosystem at the 2006 MySQL Users Conference.
See you in Santa Clara!
P.S. Don't forget, early registration ends March 6, so sign up today!http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/45/register.html
For complete conference details, visit: http://www.mysqluc.com
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News, blogs, and photos from last year's event can be reviewed here:http://www.onlamp.com/mysqluc2005/
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2006 MySQL Users Conference
25 Sites You Shouldn't Have Missed in 2005 by Vitaly Friedman
0.1. Typography for Headlines: Christian Watson reviews the best examples of Header Styling – get some ideas on how to present the headers of your posts.
0.2. The Web Developer’s Handbook: creating web-sites, exploring own imagination. No, it’s not modest, I know.
1. DesignShack, Webcreme.com and ScreenSpire.com showcase beautiful web design and the Creme de la Creme of the web-sites.
2. Folietto, Markus Stefan delivers probably the most beautiful css-based web-design in 2005, showcased by almost all css-showcases and css-galleries in the Web.
3. FamFamFam Icons, license-free, fresh, beautiful icons, which can breathe a new life in every web-dev-project. Probably not license-free, but inspiring: 300 images from 1800 sites and Iconbuffe.
4. Creating Badges is a detailed how-to for creating star badges – a new brand in web-development.
5. Photocase.com: always fresh, inspiring and beautiful – unique database of creative license-free images. Not satisfied? Try out “Where To Find Free Images” article, presented by Masternewmedia.org.
6. Color Schemer Studio, one of the best tools for selecting harmonic color schemes for your web-sites.
7. CSS Based Navigation, one of the most beautiful navigation menus (and techniques) presented in 2005.
8. Trimming Form Fields, quality and beauty – css-based form, delivered by StuffAndNonsense.co.uk.
10. Zebra Tables, usable and beautiful. It’s just what a visitor needs.
11. URLTrends and SiteScore analyze and rank your web-page, delivering information about its popularity, rankings in search engine and similar aspects useful for every SEO-expert and Web-Developer.
12. The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005: among them del.icio.us, Digg.com, Flickr, BaseCamp and other resources.
13. Xylescope for Mac web-developers, Aardvark Extension for Mozilla users: see how the page is created, block by block and how stylesheets describe specific parts of the page.
15. Ajax: A new approach of web-applications is definitely the article of the year. Learn more about Ajax on Step by Step to AJAX, Mastering Ajax and Wikipedia: Ajax.
16. 80×15 Brilliant Button Maker creates – maybe too popular – 80×15 buttons online just in few clicks.
17. Favicon Generator saves a lot of time, helping to generate favicons in few clicks.
18. Typetester compares screen types installed on your PC and helps to select the best font for a text-presentation.Same idea, but different functions: Typewriter, Fontbrowser.
19. Technorati is the blog search engine of the year. Tracking over 24.2 million sites and 1.8 billion links, Technorati displays what’s important in the blogosphere — which bloggers are commanding attention, what ideas are rising in prominence, and the speed at which these conversations are taking place.
20. 25 best license-free quality fonts and Essential Fonts For Designers 300 Free Truetype Fonts You Should Have and 15 Best License-Free Pixel Fonts present the best fonts a web-developer should have in his toolbox.
21. CSS Cheat Sheet is designed to act as a reminder and reference sheet, listing all selectors (as of CSS 2.1) and properties. It includes a visual example of the box model, unit reference for CSS units and the various media types CSS makes allowance for. Not satisfied? Try out CSS Panic Guide.
22. Cheat Sheet Roundup is Pete Freitag’s list of cheat sheets for every occasion – from XML to Ruby.
23. SEO Tools Directory – 143 free SEO Tools – all in one place.
24. Top 12 CSS Articles/Tricks of 2005, among them Turning a list into a navigation bar, How To Clear Floats Without Structural Markup, A CSS styled table, Generating Dynamic CSS with PHP, A CSS Framework, Avoiding classitis, Architecting CSS, Creating a Star Rater using CSS, Introducing the CSS3 Multi-Column Module, In search of the One True Layout, One clean HTML markup, many layouts, PHP + CSS Dynamic Text Replacement (P+C DTR).
25. Steps to Becoming a Freelance Web Developer: some ideas on how to become a freelance web developer.
Vitaly Friedman is a freelancing web designer from Saarbruecken, Germany, who creates simple, accessible and user-friendly web design. learn more
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