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Ibrahim Diallo

April 2020

Count the number of words with MySQL

Count the number of words with MySQL

I was looking for a way to count the number of words in a blog post using MySQL. Most solutions I found online required I create a function. I wanted something simpler instead, something as close to a native function as possible. And the answer that occurred to me was to use the Length() and Replace() function with a catch.

JS Tip of the day

SetTimeout and SetInterval use eval therefore are evil

Eval is evil. Ok, it's not like it goes out at night and kill kittens but it is evil nevertheless. Let's start from the least evil to the kitten killer. Code…