Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Experiences with testing dev MySQL versions and why it's good for you

This talk describes how we test the development versions of MySQL and why we do it and some of the fun things we've seen during such testing.

Each new version of MySQL comes out with exciting new features, many of which we've been asking for for a long time. The first development or DMR versions are released to the public some time before the software is considered production quality. So who is going to test these new versions which might break at any time and lose all your data? does just this. The talk explains why we do it, what both we and the MySQL community gets out of it. If you've not considered doing such testing it's very easy so come along and find out how. If you want to find out about some of the fun bugs we've seen then you'll like this presentation too.


Simon J Mudd