MySqlConnector Alternatives

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  • Faster MySQL with HTTP/3
    2 projects | | 6 Jan 2023
    MySqlConnector (the most popular .NET library for MySQL, and the one that I authored) has supported protocol compression for many years:
  • Implementing the MySQL server protocol for fun and profit
    2 projects | | 22 Dec 2022
    > I kept technical notes about the protocol, to serve as a future reference for myself and for other developers.

    As someone who's written a MySQL client (in C#:, I'd be very interested to see your notes. Are they available anywhere, or were they the confidential IP of your client?

    > Unsurprisingly, bugs were uncovered every time a new client was added.

    I've faced the same thing, from a client perspective. Every time a new server is tested (MySQL, MariaDB, Amazon Aurora, Azure Database for MySQL, etc.), I find slightly different interpretations of the protocol and have to accommodate them.

  • Ask HN: Examples of Top C# Code?
    29 projects | | 25 Oct 2022
    I have had the pleasure of contributing to a couple different networked drivers with very talented maintainers that I like to use as references.

    One supports a wide array of Framework versions and has both Sync and Async I/O, as it must to implement the ADO.NET database driver interfaces. Reading the internals really highlight the way that .NET has evolved over the years and what must be done in each target version to maximize performance:

    The other supports .NET 6 only with Async I/O only. This support policy seems to be the way that "modern" .NET development is headed, as .NET 6 will be the floor for LTS .NET (formerly .NET Core) releases in a few months. Async APIs only greatly simplify development, and make it simpler to remain performant when targeting WASM.

    As a library maintainer, one thing I often wonder about is how to indicate .NET version support. One option would be for the major version of the library to track the major version of .NET, so if I were to publish a new library today then start with .NET 6 support and start with version number 6.0.0 instead of 1.0.0. This would limit the library to only making breaking changes when the .NET version changes though.

  • Need some help/direction reading CSV into MySQL without duplication
    3 projects | /r/csharp | 30 Aug 2022
    Use the MySqlConnector to load the data into a temp table using the bulk copy API. Both of my libraries implement the IDataReader (DbDataReader) interface, so they can be directly used with the bulk copy APIs. Then insert into the final table from the temp table filtering out rows that are already in the final table.
  • Finding an Authorization Bypass on My Own Website
    8 projects | | 5 Mar 2022
  • Performance Improvements in .NET 6
    14 projects | | 19 Aug 2021
    I'm the author of what you might call the "new" MySQL ADO.NET library:

    I agree with your impression that developers of the other library don't seem to be "plugged in to" the .NET ecosystem. As an independent developer (not affiliated with Oracle or Microsoft), I've been able to influence GitHub PRs that shape the ADO.NET API for .NET 6.0, just by showing up and contributing; I haven't seen anyone from the Oracle MySQL team participating. Meanwhile, they violate basic principles of the .NET Framework Design Guidelines that have been around for over a decade (, which makes their library feel alien to a .NET programmer (regardless of the quality issues it might have).

  • MongoDB C# Driver Vs. MongoDB.Entities Benchmark
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 18 Jun 2021
    e.g. this community effort of a MySQL ADO.NET provider is miles ahead of Oracle's driver.
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