I am pleased to announce the availability of a new MySQL driver.
Mysqlplus. The driver builds on the original MySQL C extension but adds
two important features

1 - Asynchronous command processing support
2 - Threaded access support (a nice side effect of feature #1)

The driver was being developed as part of the <a
href="http://www.espace.com.eg/neverblock">NeverBlock</a> library but it
was spun off to live on its own so all Ruby (and Rails) developers can
try it out

Hopefully we will be able to integrate this with the original driver to
prevent fragmentation. For now you can install it from <a
href="http://github/espace/mysqlplus">githb</a>

The /test folder includes usage examples for threaded and evented
access.

Ruby applications need not block on MySQL anymore. Threads can be
scheduled while a MySQL connection is waiting for a response from the
server.

Read the announcement <a
href="http://www.espace.com.eg/neverblock/blog/2008/08/28/neverblock-mysql-support/">here</a>

regards,

Muhammad A. Ali
http://www.espace.com.eg
http://oldmoe.blogspot.com
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