Baron Schwartz is a software engineer who lives in Charlottesville,
Virginia and goes by the online handle of "Xaprb," which is his first
name typed in QWERTY on a Dvorak keyboard. When he's not busy solving
a fun programming challenge, he relaxes with his family. He blogs about software engineering at
http://www.xaprb.com/blog/. He's the Chief Performance Architect at Percona, the leading provider of support and services for MySQL.
Webcast: Diagnosing Intermittent MySQL Problems May 04, 2012
In this webcast presentation Baron Schwartz, author of High Performance MySQL 3rd Edition, explains how to use a set of open-source tools he designed specifically for unattended problem detection.
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--Sean P. Hull, Amazon.com
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--Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS
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--Lewis Cunningham, MySQL Database News