Tips To Help You Write Faster MySQL Queries

Poorly written queries can be and often are the main reason for slow server response time. They’re a common bottleneck in the process of delivering dynamic web pages. You probably can’t make every query super fast, but you can certainly improve many, starting with those that have the slowest performance.

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How To Find Slow SQL Queries

There are generally multiple ways to query a database for the same set of results, but some will perform better than others. As queries are often the most time consuming part of the process of delivering dynamic web pages, it makes sense to know how to find which ones are most in need of improvement and, of course, what you can do to improve them.

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Book Review—Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility

A long time ago I briefly worked to help promote a political campaign. The campaign wasn’t for a candidate running for office, but rather an amendment to the state constitution or something along those lines.

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How To Create And Add Indexes To MySQL Tables

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about indexes and how they help speed up database searches. I talked about their pros and cons and then talked about the different types of indexes and when each is appropriate.

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The Types of Indexes You Can Add To MySQL Tables

As useful as indexes are to finding information in a database, they aren’t all created equal. Sometimes you need to find specific values in a table and sometimes you need to find something inside a specific value, say a blob of text. Not all indexes are suited for every task.

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