When I worked at Borland on InterBase (one of the first MVCC relational databases), the saxophone-playing founder of Borland, Philippe Kahn, would talk about the ‘forehead install’ at nearly every meeting that I attended. Installs should be easy, he would say. As easy as hitting your forehead to the space bar. In fact, Kahn claimed that installing software with another product “could be equivalent to a heart transplant”.
Although MySQL installs are not complex, there is one tool that can make installs and test driving new software more palatable – Docker.
There are two advantages of testing MySQL 8.0 with Docker: (1) installing and starting MySQL 8.0 is even simplier with Docker and (2) changing my.cnf values with the SET PERSIST option can also help you navigate the Docker environment.
Installing Docker, Starting MySQL, and Connecting to MySQL
First, you grab Docker: …[Read more]