Today’s the day I fly to Los Angeles to teach a private training class, en route to Santa Clara/San Francisco for our public training workshops next week.
Our Montreal practice teach at Station-C went great – it was an opportunity to do a road test and iron out any kinks in the delivery.
What did I learn in the process?
- Solid examples provide context.Â I didn’t have the best SHOW GLOBAL STATUS data for the practice teach, but I’ve edited my slides and our official classes will have much better information.
- Operational issues are one of the most important things people want to hear more information on.Â A fair number of students know that dropping an index is not as painless as it should be, but not everyone knows about tools like Flipper and MMM.Â It’s not the main focus of our InnoDB/XtraDB workshop, but we will cover how to solve these sorts of problems.
- Not everyone knows what a mutex or secondary key index is.Â It was great to have a crowd that was very quick to give vocal feedback, and the material flowed much nicer once I stopped and spent 2 minutes to explain each of these.