In the beginning was the MySQL command line and it was good.
Verbose yes, error prone yes, and even tedious. But it was good.
The UPDATE USER set SELECT_PRIV=’Y’, DROP_PRIV_’Y”,
UPDATE_PRIV=’Y’,……,LAST_BLOODY_PRIV=’Y”; type errors have
caught of us old timers. But it was still good.
Then came some GUI tools that were okay. Not great but they had
And then came MySQL Workbench. And it was very good.
Now there is MySQL Workbench 6.2 and it is excellent. It came out
in Beta last week and has built on the proven success of its
predecessors. All the usual stuff is there – Server Status, Users
& Privileges, Startup/Shutdown, logs, Dashboard, Performance
Reports and more. But there area whole bunch of subtle little
tweaks that make it easier to use.
For instance, the VISUAL EXPLAIN allows toggling between the
visual display and the tabular display. Plus you can now get
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