GSoC Status: Week 1
During the first week of GSoC I was investigating the APIs of MariaDB to get myself familiar with its usages. I had done several experiments with a simple MariaDB client program which includes connecting database, running queries, fetching results and preparing SQL statements.
After getting a basic understanding of the MariaDB client library, I moved on to
the asynchronous APIs. There’s a post
explaining how to use non-blocking interfaces with a trivial example. The non-blocking
APIs are modelled after the normal blocking ones, for example the non-blocking
mysql_real_query is a couple of functions named
Besides the official introduction of non-blocking APIs, there’s a Node.js package
mariasql that makes use of the non-blocking APIs and serves as a complete reference
of writing a MariaDB driver. I am studying the source code of
mariasql and the
redis package of Monkey to see how I can integrate it with the Monkey’s event
For the next week I will focus on designing the basic structures and functions for Monkey MariaDB package. And the unfinished blog entry discussing about Monkey intervals will continue to be updated from next week (got a lot of stuffs related to graduation recently).