MySQL is a free, open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL).

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With the default settings MySQL truncates and does other unspeakable things to data for the sake of not giving errors. Where is this a correct choice, hard to say.


5 very common mistakes many PHP developers do. Some of them happen because lack of knowledge (new frameworks are available all the time, make sure you know about them). Some happen because lack of experience (read, read and read more to make sure you use the safest and best APIs out there).


In this article, we’ll explore some of the drawbacks we found with Postgres and explain the decision to build Schemaless and other backend services on top of MySQL.


GitHub uses MySQL as its main datastore for all things non-git, and its availability is critical to GitHub’s operation. The site itself, GitHub’s API, authentication and more, all require database access.