Someone wrote a programming language consisting entirely of whitespace (you knew it would happen eventually). Now maybe people will stop making fun of Python.
File this under “Useful things to remember”.
The following bit of command line magic will export the schema of your
mysqldump –no-data –tables -u
YOUR_USER_NAME -p DATABASE_YOU_WANT_SCRIPTED >> FILENAME.sql
An example looks like this:
mysqldump –no-data –tables -u larry -p contacts >> contacts.sql
If you want the data as well, omit the “–no-data” portion.
The Backpack web service has been available for a few short hours, and already O’Reilly has started using it on their Radar Blog. They’ve devised a nifty way of tying together content on their public backpack pages, with the Amazon API in order to produce their books page. This reminds me a lot of shell scripting on a *nix system, tying together applications to build something new.
Very cool stuff.