Posts by Wojtek Mach

Building a new MySQL adapter for Ecto, Part II: Encoding/Decoding

Welcome to the “Building a new MySQL adapter for Ecto” series: Part I: Hello World Part II: Encoding/Decoding (you’re here!) Part III: DBConnection Integration Part IV: Ecto Integration Last time we briefly looked at encoding and decoding data over MySQL wire protocol. In this article we’ll dive deeper into that topic, let’s get started! Basic … »

Building a new MySQL adapter for Ecto, Part I: Hello World

As you may have seen in the announcement, Plataformatec is working on a new MySQL driver called MyXQL. Writing a complete driver involves quite a bit of work. To name just a few things, we need to support: all protocol messages and data types, authentication schemes, connection options (TCP/SSL/UNIX domain socket), transactions and more. Rather … »

Updating to Ecto 3.0

Ecto 3.0 is just around the corner and as you may already know it reached stable API. To make sure everything works properly I thought I’ll try updating one of the first projects that ever used Ecto: The whole upgrade was done in a single pull request, which we will break down below. First, … »