Since 2006 MySQL supports a generic and robust mechanism for adding extensions to the server — so called “plugins.” Ease of use, security, extensibility, user-friendliness — these are just a few highlights of the new interface.
This talk will describe the Plugin API, how it is used, what plugin types are supported. We will look into new features that were recently added to the Plugin API and discuss the directions in which the development is going.
I was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB on MariaDB. During these years I’ve touched almost almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE. I’m a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book.
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