Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6 To Improve NoSQL, Performance
Phoronix: Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6 To Improve NoSQL, Performance
While there's many in the open-source community that remain unhappy with Oracle, including the direction of the MySQL database server to the point that Fedora will now ship MariaDB instead, MySQL 5.6 was released this morning by the software giant...
Oh for God's sake. That video is full of shit. The default value for an character field is the empty string if not specified (what else would it be?). MySQL can either insist that you always specify a default value for a non-nullable column, or it can use a sane default. It chose the latter, which I think is just fine. If you really don't want certain values going in, then you should write triggers to enforce those kinds of constraints. No need to clutter the DB engine with needless business-logic checking.
I also have an allergic reaction to YouTube videos that show someone typing slowly on a screen with text flashes and stupid music. Is that really the best the Postgres trolls can produce these days?