Trying to add that missing piece of functionality to your MySQL instance again and feel you don’t have all the information you need?
Well here’s a nice surprise from the developers at Oracle – the recently updated MySQL Internals Manual, now reaching revision 151. Best of all it has come just in time for the holiday season “reading time” period, having being updated on the 24th of December 2013.
The document is readily and freely available at the following url: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/internals/en/index.html
And if you don’t feel motivated enough to even page through the manual I will mention a few famous words by a freedom fighter we all revere: “Software patents are dangerous to software developers because they impose monopolies on software ideas” – Richard Stallman