Database development

Up just after 8 AM and breakfast. Then I started on the conversion and migration of my book collection and reading lists databases from Booxter/MySQL on my local machine, to the instance of MySQL I now have through my ISP and I have been working on that most of the day thus far, making some pretty good progress. This has to be done before I can write any of the perl or PHP (more PHP than perl, actually) code for the web interfaces. There are two parts to the web interfaces: public-facing, which is what people who go to my website will see; and private-facing, which is what I will use to keep the data up-to-date.

But I’m taking a break at this point to head over to the gym and do my strength training workout. This afternoon it’s arms and shoulders.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.