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Use MySQL to generate a tiny url style string

We all appreciate getting small urls and the most famous link generator is http://tinyurl.com/. They do a perfect job of creating shortened URLs using random strings. The idea is pretty simple. Create a string of N char length and use it as key to reference a value. Perhaps it’s a URL or a document or […]

MySQL memory usage stored procedure

Want to know a close approximation of how much RAM MySQL is consuming right now? There’s a simple formula posted at MySQL.com. Want to add a function to your MySQL database that will allow you to access this value without having to remember the formula? Answer: Create a Stored Procedure I’m assuming your using a […]

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