Hack MySQL

Hack MySQL is my personal blog about MySQL, the Go programming language, and software design.

The content of this site is inspired by two things. First is my job at Square. Working with thousands of databases, hundreds of microservices, and engineers across the company, I’m fortunate to always have new challenges and opportunities to both learn and mentor. A lot of the posts and pages began as conversations with colleagues. Second is “the literature”: books, other blogs, articles, white papers, tech manuals, etc. I think tech careers are built upon the literature, people sharing knowledge—hacking. I hope this site contributes to the literature.


Email “public” at this domain. I am zero social media: no Facebook, no Twitter, no LinkedIn, no Instgram–nothing. Anyone with my name on social media is not me.

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