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Lessons from Bug Hunters Who've Found 400 Bugs in Popular DBMSs (pingcap.com)
148 points by gesaint 3 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

Interesting approach, however it would need a mastermind to actually give a more convoluted explanation of the relatively simple idea behind their approach. You essentially have to read the entire thing to get the picture, while one sentence may suffice. I.e:

Building tons of queries with some randomized approach and using a query mapping strategy to re-write them in a way that can't be optimized. Run both queries and see if they differ.

That is a simple but clever technique. These sorts of approaches feel like they will be part of a more formalized software engineering profession.

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