MySQL Connector/Python v1.1.1 alpha: With Pooling and Django!

Connector/Python v1.1.1 is available for testing. It’s the second of a series of alpha releases which will bring some new features. Check out the Change History if you want to keep up with what is being added and changed.

Notable changes for v1.1.1:

Connector/Python v1.1.1 is alpha and although in good shape, it’s advised not to use it in production just yet.

Some useful links:

MySQL Connector/Python v1.1.0 alpha

Finally, Connector/Python v1.1.0 is out. It’s the first of a series of alpha releases which will bring some new features. Check out the Change History if you want to keep up with what is being added and changed.

Notable changes for v1.1.0:

  • Connector/Python v1.0 was known to work with Python v2.4 and 2.5. We now break compatibility with these older Python versions.
  • MySQL Prepared Statements are supported using cursor.MySQLCursorPrepared.
  • You can find out whether there is an ongoing transaction by checking MySQLConnection object’s property in_transaction.
  • MySQLConnection.start_transaction was added to make it easier to start a transaction with, for example, a different isolation level.
  • mysql.connector.__version__ and __version_info__ are now available, making it easier to get the version of your favorit MySQL database driver.

Although Connector/Python v1.1.0 is alpha and in good shape, it’s advised not to use it in production just yet.

Some useful links:

Talking about Python at MySQL Connect 2012

Love Python? Dig MySQL? Want to meet Oracle’s MySQL Python Experts?

Come and join us at the MySQL Connect 2012 conference in San Fransisco next week, 29/30 September. My colleague Chuck and I are both giving 3 sessions in which we discuss MySQL Utilities and Connector/Python.

Overview of our session:

See you there!

My New Job at Oracle: Working on MySQL Connector/Python

After more than 6 years doing MySQL Support for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle, it’s time for a change. Time to get back to development!

As of November 2011 I’ll be working full-time on MySQL Connector/Python and other goodies within the MySQL development team at Oracle. Before, this was more or less a pet project done after working hours. However, with the birth of our son Tomas more than a year ago, I’ve been slacking and family got priority.

The idea is to make MySQL Connector/Python the best choice for connecting to MySQL from within your Python code. We still got a long road ahead of us, but I’m confident that we are on the right track.

VirtualBox: easily access your NAT configured Guest from the Host

This is a placeholder for the actual post: VirtualBox: give Host-Only access to internet. The post deserved two titles.