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MySQL Reference Manual by Kaj Arno, David Axmark, Michael Widenius

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Appendix C. Credits

This appendix lists the developers, contributors, and supporters who have helped to make MySQL what it is today.

Developers at MySQL AB

These are the developers who are or have been employed by MySQL AB to work on the MySQL database software, roughly in the order they started to work with us. Following each developer is a small list of the tasks that the developer is responsible for, or the accomplishments they have made.

Michael (Monty) Widenius

Has written the following parts of the MySQL database software:

  • All the main code in mysqld.

  • New functions for the string library.

  • Most of the mysys library.

  • The ISAM and MyISAM libraries (B-tree index file handlers with index compression and different record formats).

  • The HEAP library. A memory table system with our superior full dynamic hashing. In use since 1981 and published around 1984.

  • The replace program (take a look at it, it’s COOL!).

  • MyODBC, the ODBC driver for Windows 95.

  • Fixing bugs in MIT-pthreads to get it to work for MySQL server. And also Unireg, a curses-based application tool with many utilities.

  • Porting of mSQL tools like msqlperl, DBD/DBI, and DB2mysql.

  • Most of crash-me and the foundation for the MySQL benchmarks.

David Axmark
  • Coordinator and initial main writer of the Reference Manual, including enhancements to texi2html.

  • Automatic web site updating from the manual.

  • Initial Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool support.

  • Licensing.

  • Parts of all the text files. (Nowadays only the README is left. The rest ended up in the manual.)

  • Lots of testing of new features.

  • Our in-house Free Software legal expert.

  • Mailing list maintainer (who never has the time to do it right...).

  • Our original portability code (more than 10 years old now). Nowadays only some parts of mysys are left.

  • Someone for Monty to call in the middle of the night when he just got that new feature to work.

Jani Tolonen
  • mysqlimport

  • A lot of extensions to the mysql client

  • PROCEDURE ANALYSE( )

Sinisa Milivojevic
  • Compression (with zlib) in the client/server protocol

  • Perfect hashing for the lexical analyzer phase

  • Multi-row INSERT

  • mysqldump -e option

  • LOAD DATA INFILE LOCAL

  • SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS SELECT option

  • --max-user-connections=... option

  • net_read and net_write_timeout

  • GRANT/REVOKE and SHOW GRANTS FOR

  • New client-server protocol for 4.0

  • UNION

  • Multi-table DELETE/UPDATE

  • The MySQLGUI client

  • Maintainer of MySQL++

Tonu Samuel
  • Our security expert

  • Vio interface (the foundation for the encrypted client/server protocol)

  • MySQL Filesystem (a way to use MySQL databases as files and directories)

  • The CASE expression

  • The MD5( ) and COALESCE( ) functions

  • RAID support for MyISAM tables

Sasha Pachev
  • Replication

  • SHOW CREATE TABLE

  • mod_mysql_include

  • cgi++

  • mysql-bench

Matt Wagner
  • MySQL test suite

  • Our webmaster

Miguel Solorzano
  • Win32 development

  • Winmysqladmin

Timothy Smith
  • Dynamic character support

  • Responsible for MySQL configure

Sergei Golubchik
  • Full-text search

  • Added keys to the MERGE library

Jeremy Cole
  • Proofreading and editing this fine manual

  • ALTER TABLE ... ORDER BY ...

  • UPDATE ... ORDER BY ...

  • DELETE ... ORDER BY ...

Indrek Siitan
  • Designer/programmer of our web interface

Jorge del Conde
  • MyCC MySQL Control Center

  • Web portals

  • Win32 development

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