Thursday, July 2, 2009

Newly born...

Yesterday I still worked for Sun Microsystems as a Principal Engineer & MySQL Sr. Architect. Today was my first day of work at Monty Program, Inc, a subsidiary of a tiny company established by Monty Widenius in February. Yet I didn't even make the top ten. If people want not to miss the train they have to hurry up.

Am I happy? Oh, yeah...
No more waking up with the question constantly drilling my mind: “What am I doing here?” What are all of us, MySQL Server developers, doing without Monty? Waiting for the time when all our options are vested? I can't . That's too long for me. I'm already too old to wait any more.
Besides, we've already lost at least 3 years. We have to do what we planned to do in 2005. We have to raise the Server to the level where any RDBMS that claims to be called mature should be.

So who is newly born? Me? In a way, yes. This is my second reincarnation for the history of MySQL, after the first one that happened in December 2002 .

Also newly born is this blog where I'm planning to share with you, from time to time, my observations on the Server development at Monty Program and on interesting patches in the new server code that other people contribute. However, I don't want to limit myself only to this topic. What else am I going to share with you? You'll see soon enough...


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  2. It was a huge shame seeing you leave "MySQL" Igor. I can only wish you happiness working within Monty's fold again.

    Thanks for being an inspiration.

  3. I'm jealous. That must be one of the best feelings one can experience. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations on your new opportunity. And while you have left MySQL the company (or subsidiary) you haven't left MySQL the community. So that is good for us. Keep on blogging. We need more MySQL developers to write about their work.