Recently Mandrill (MailChimp) really let the developer community down by announcing the demise of their stand-alone transactional email service, Mandrill. This left me and many other developers with a decision to either find something new or pay a ridiculously high monthly fee to keep our apps' small amount of email flowing. Here's the breakdown of the change and why I'm switching to Sendgrid.
Recently I was working on setting up a new local development environment at work and stumbled across a MySQL error when importing legacy data in to the remake of an old app. This error lead me to a scary revelation about the defaults of MySQL version 5.6 and earlier.