When I wrote Setting up MySQL for the Robin’s Nest Example Website, I was looking for a way to truly help other people.
As I was working through that example, I encountered a problem. The instructions for setting up MySQL looked deceptively simple. When I actually did it, I realize there was a lot of room for error and misunderstanding, particularly for non-native English speakers.
It was clear to me right away:
Lots of users + Ambiguous content + Helpful article = Lots of people helped
Here are the stats:
Okay – We’re not talking about a New York Times bestseller. But I’m pleased that 126 people have actually read it, a 53% read ratio. That’s a good number of people helped!