Johannes Schlüter has a new post to his blog today about a bundle he's created for the Symfony2 framework that integrates some of the advanced statistics mysqlnd provides back to the framework's profiler tool - JSMysqlndBundle.
Symfony provides a nice feature, which is the Symfony Profilier, an extensive logging and reporting system for Symfony developers to understand what's going on. A part of it is the Doctrine query logger which lists all database queries executed by Doctrine and their execution time. This is nice but when we're using mysqlnd in our PHP build we have more information available. "So why not use that information," I thought and built a new bundle for Symfony 2 doing exactly that.
His bundle takes the "150 or so" statistics and drops them into the profiler, giving you even more insight into how your script is running. The bundle is available on github, making it simpler to fork and extend to add other features (some he suggests include caching and replication decisions using information from other mysqlnd plugins).