inessential by Brent Simmons

MySQL Explained to Frontier Users

I wrote a little piece explaining MySQL to Frontier users.

“Old programmer’s philosophy: if you work primarily (or exclusively) in one environment, it’s a good idea to learn about others. It stretches your mind, helps you think more widely and imaginatively about how to solve problems.

“It’s the programmer’s equivalent of being ‘well-rounded,’ which always sounds like something boring like eating your brussels sprouts—but really it’s not just nutritious but fun.

“So the point of this article isn’t to get anyone to switch from Frontier to MySQL but just to tell you about another environment.”