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Codewalkers.com: Monty Widenius [Interview]

Nov 27, 2002, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Michael 'Monty' Widenius is the designer and lead programmer for the MySQL database. His database software programming dates back to 1978 and his work with TCX DataKonsult AB, to 1981. Since 1995, Monty has been the primary force behind MySQL, devoting his time to product strategies, software design, and the development and reviewing of MySQL source code...

"I know that MySQL really isn't made to work specifically with PHP alone, but since they're so popular together do you think there might be some type of collaboration in the future? And if so, can you give us any details? If that question doesn't make any sense, do you like beans?

"Yes, we have are very interested in a close collaboration with the PHP people. In fact, we already work closely with them to ensure that the MySQL interface that is included with the latest PHP versions are kept up to date. We are also adding new functionality to MySQL that will help PHP users.."

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