An enhanced MySQL database driver. With support for async operations and threaded database access.
gem build mysqlplus.gemspec on OSX with the default mysql installed: sudo gem install mysqlplus-0.1.0.gem -- --with-mysql-config on OSX, with mysql installed by macports: sudo gem install mysqlplus-0.1.0.gem -- --with-mysql-config=/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql_config on OSX, with x86 mysql (NOT x86_64!) installed from mysql.com: sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386" gem install mysqlplus-0.1.0.gem -- \ --with-mysql-dir=/usr/local/mysql \ --with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib \ --with-mysql-include=/usr/local/mysql/include
to use within rails add require 'mysqlplus' to the top of environment.rb this instantiates the Mysql class that you can use. and it will automagically use async_query instead of query, so it's a drop in replacement. Same with other scripts that want to use it--just require 'mysqlplus' BEFORE you require 'mysql' and it will load the asynchronous version, then ignore the sequent require 'mysql' call.
Other helpful mysql utilities:
slim attributes http://slim-attributes.rubyforge.org/ boosts mysql speed by using arrays instead of hashed lookup. Hash extension gem also results in speedups when used: http://blog.chak.org/2008/02/09/speeding-up-activerecord-with-hashes-take-2/
Aman Gupta, for help in threading support and improved tests Tomita Masahiro–since this is a fork of his already excellent mysql lib [www.tmtm.org/en/mysql/ruby]. Roger Pack, for helping in the file descriptor hunt :) Lourens Naude for 1.9 integration help.
Ruby License, www.ruby-lang.org/en/LICENSE.txt.