Oracle released MySQL 5.5 RC

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During the Oracle OpenWorld2010, Larry Ellison’s has announced the availability of the MySQL 5.5 Release Candidate. MySQL is the most open source Database used in the world and released under the GNU/GPL license. The RC comes with interesting improvements on Windows and Linux platform. Excellent performance on multi-CPU, crash recovery, support for ACID transitions  and InnnoDB as the default storage engine.

Read more what’s new in MySQL 5.5 or download Community Server.

Sun and Oracle

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Sun and Oracle today announced a definitive agreement for Oracle to acquire Sun for $9.50 per share in cash. The Sun Board of Directors has unanimously approved the transaction. It is anticipated to close this summer.

The acquisition combines best-in-class enterprise software and mission-critical computing systems. Oracle plans to engineer and deliver an integrated system—applications to disk—where all the pieces fit and work together so customers do not have to do it themselves. Customers benefit as their system integration costs go down while system performance, reliability and security go up.

Generate Free data for your tables

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Was really hard filling the database of my project with data to test it. I lose around 3 hours to type a lot of information’s to fill the tables. Generatedata.com is a great website to generate a lot of data to populate your tables. Result type can be in HTML, Excel, XML, CSV or SQL. You can specify and the number of results that you want. For me is to late now but if you are in the same situation go and get as data as you need.

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Finding SQL Injection in your website

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A really good software that I want to show you today is Scrawlr, developed by the HP Web Security Research Group in coordination with the MSRC, is short for SQL Injector and Crawler. Scrawlr will crawl a website while simultaneously analyzing the parameters of each individual web page for SQL Injection vulnerabilities. Scrawlr is lightning fast and uses our intelligent engine technology to dynamically craft SQL Injection attacks on the fly. It can even provide proof positive results by displaying the type of backend database in use and a list of available table names. There is no denying you have SQL Injection when I can show you table names!

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