Turns out one of my articles was #3 in the top ten Most Popular IT Stories of 2007 at CIO.com.Â Must have been the controversy ;^)
I was dropping the kids off at school yesterday when I got a call on my cell phone from an editor I’ve worked with before at CIO.com. It took a minute to sink in, but she was telling me that Sun Microsystems had just purchased MySQL. They wanted to get a story up fairly quickly on what this meant for CIOs, and they thought I’d be a good person to tackle it. Now, the last time I wrote for them about MySQL (of which I’m a fan), I got raked over the coals a little, but then I was writing as the dark horse. Of course I took this one on anyway, and “Sun Acquires MySQL: Impact on the CIO?” was up within a few hours. Go ahead and read it; I can wait, then we’ll carry on.
I’ve written an article called “Eight Sound Reasons Not to Use MySQL” which has been published on CIO.com today opposite Tina Gasperson‘s article, 5 Compelling Reasons to Use MySQL. The topics were assigned, not so much as a point:counterpoint but as a way of presenting views from both sides. If you haven’t read it yet, give it a look. If you did that and followed a link based on that article to find me here, welcome. What you’ll find around here isn’t all tech-speak, there’s a lot of management and marketing stuff as well… and you’re more than welcome to hang around a while and poke around, subscribe, whatever. Let it be known that there are a few things I want to say about the article though.