April 27th, 2007

amazon

"MySQL Storage Engine Summit"

I'm sitting here at the "MySQL Storage Engine Summit".

I predict in five years it's going be turning into a regular tech conference / trade show, with tracks, sessions, keynotes, managers, marketing, salesmen, tech press, and a tradeshow floor.

But right now, it's a room stuffed full of engineers from a dozen companies.

And no NDAs. If you don't want to have something talked about, don't talk about it. — Brian Aker
amazon

A webfeed storage engine...

While I'm being insane...

CREATE TABLE housing ...
 ENGINE=FEED
 CONNECTION="http://seattle.craigslist.org/hhh/index.rss";

SELECT title FROM housing WHERE ...;


I think I can get it working with a week or less work.

I thought of doing this at the Yahoo Pipes talk at the Vancouver PHP conference a few months ago, but dimissed it as a joke. I thought of it again at Pasha Sadri of Yahoo's final keynote yesterday. This time, I know that I can do it, but I don't know if I can dismiss it as a joke.

Is this a great idea, or a sick one?