在 Baron Schwartz 的 blog 上看到「An Outline for a Book on InnoDB」這篇文章，作者因為被 InnoDB 所驚嘆而想要寫一本書探討 InnoDB 的設計：(因為雖然複雜，但試著將這些複雜的東西隱藏起來，不讓使用的人暈頭轉向)
Years ago I pursued my interest in InnoDB’s architecture and design, and became impressed with its sophistication. Another way to say it is that InnoDB is complicated, as are all MVCC databases. However, InnoDB manages to hide the bulk of its complexity entirely from most users.
I decided to at least outline a book on InnoDB. After researching it for a while, it became clear that it would need to be a series of books in multiple volumes, with somewhere between 1000 and 2000 pages total.
作者還沒開始寫，不過 outline 已經先列出來了：
I did not begin writing. Although it is incomplete, outdated, and in some cases wrong, I share the outline here in case anyone is interested. It might be of particular interest to someone who thinks it’s an easy task to write a new database.
這篇文章的重點在這些 outline，即使沒有寫成書，這些 outline 也讓你知道要可以朝什麼方向研究...
因颱風延期的「COSCUP 2015 Hands-on【妙生活】MySQL 入門」剛好可以 review 這邊的 outline 來修正一些主題。