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Developer Linux News for Mar 13, 2011

  • MySQL Data Fragmentation - What, When and How (Mar 13, 2011, 15:03)
    Database Journal: "MySQL tables, including MyISAM and InnoDB, two of the most common types, experience fragmentation as data is inserted and deleted randomly. Fragmentation can leave large holes in your table, blocks which must be read when scanning the table. Optimizing your table can therefore make full table scans and range scans more efficient."

  • John Carmack finally prefers DirectX to OpenGL (Mar 13, 2011, 03:03)
    Geek.com: "If you look at the recent history of video games then you will notice one stand out fact. While many game engines and games have embraced Microsoft's DirectX for PC games, id Software and John Carmack have stuck with OpenGL."