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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

Use the triple equal for conditions to avoid type coercion

JavaScript comparison symbol does not work in the same fashion as other languages. The double equal symbol == performs something called type coercion before doi…