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Q: Will binaries be provided?
A: No. The focus of WebScaleSQL is to provide a common set of code changes that groups can use as a base to apply further changes that are relevant to their use case. For example, Facebook will base the MySQL binaries they use in house on WebScaleSQL code, however, the build used will include some additional Facebook-specific patches, than may not be valuable or useful to others.
So - they don't have anyone on staff old enough to remember how well that went for Unix?
About 16 years ago, my company made a big deal about how good it is to reuse code. The concept was clear, implementation was non-existent. Did I have a central library to pick-up the reusable code others had developed? No. Did I have somewhere to submit a piece of reusable code so the whole company could use it? No.
At the time, I was using a mainframe to post HTML content to an intranet site. That wasn't easy because they didn't like to talk to each other. I built a reusable interface that would allow the web site to tell the interface code the JCL to execute whatever code they were running, where to place the report, put a placeholder site, launch the code, and redirected the user to the placeholder.
The launched code would write the report to the placeholder file and the user could see it on the web. This company had 50,000 employees, as far as I know one employee reused that code several times. Basically worthless to 49,999 people.
It's always possible to come across good ideas, but if your company tells you to use reusable code, it's BS. Unless they provide a venue to get and re-use code and set up standards to supply and publish searchable, reusable code.
Even our mainframes were specialized, maybe 2-4,000 people could access the mainframes I was using.
Just to be clear, I'm not ranting about reuse itself, it's a rant about a company that said it was a good thing and then did nothing to implement this good thing. I was the only one on my team writing web data, so I couldn't even help my own team build re-usable code. We were doing the same thing several times, but management was forcing us to use new operating systems for each new project so we really couldn't build re-usable code when the OSs wouldn't talk to each other.
I was in a place that axed a 60 person dept down to about 10. I was on call nearly every other week for things I had never even see in my life... not just the software, but entire platforms. The eventually went bankrupt, which was the best thing that happened to me. I moved on to a much quieter, more relaxing job... with new technology, better benefits, and realistic expectations.
Been there, done that. Not fun, but glad to hear you survived. Now I hope you have made plans "just in case".
Actually at a previous employer, I made plans once I heard rumors of the first round of lay-offs, so I was ready when the day came. They didn't get me on the first 2 rounds of lay-offs. but I volunteered and was turned down. They finally got to me on the 3rd round --- and paid me a nice severance to do what I had planned to do anyway: start my own business.
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and paid me a nice severance to do what I had planned to do anyway: start my own business.
That is nice. Where I was, they rebranded the company and required us all to sign new employment acceptance offers (so the old company was gone). Thus, nobody got any severance when they shut the place down 3 months later - some folks had worked there 30+ years.
I'm very happy to be in a successful company where this really isn't on the cards. We're actually growing faster than I think is ideal at the moment, but far better that than be in danger of having to get rid of people who still want to be working here.
I have been through that in a previous business too, it sucks! It is also really detrimental to a business because what generally ends up happening is that the people, who manage not to get axed, end up being so fed up with things that they leave.
In my last place I was so down with the redundancies that when I was offered voluntary redundancy or a move to London I took the redundancy - my boss was not happy as he was banking on keeping me, even asking me if I wanted more money which just made me even more certain about leaving as money is certainly not everything when you are 'at risk' every few months.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
With our last company... things started to get weird with money then all of a sudden, we closed. We were more shocked than angry, but we eventually got absorbed by another company and rehired. Financially, we're way better off than we were before. I guess you could say, it's been for the better...
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