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MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.4 has been released

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.4 has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.4. This is a maintenance release for 1.2.x, and it can be used for production environments.

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product that includes all of the Visual Studio integration functionality to create and manage MySQL databases when developing .NET applications.

This version is appropriate for using with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.6. The 5.7 server version is also compatible but is not fully supported, thus it should be used at your own discretion.

As this is a GA version of the MySQL for Visual Studio product, it can be downloaded by using the product standalone installer at this link or with the …

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For the brave: compiling Workbench 6.3 using Visual Studio 2013 on Windows

Compiling MySQL Workbench yourself is quite a common task for Linux users, even though the application is available precompiled for certain platforms ready from our download page and available in our yum and apt repositories. In this blog post we show you how to compile it on Windows.


Doing a build on Windows is a totally different matter and most users never need to do that. It’s mostly intersting for those wanting own functionality or just being curious. But you should be an experienced Visual Studio user. It’s a complicated task and not a good start for a beginner. The key problem when building on Windows is that we cannot ship any 3rd party library we used. Instead you have to collect them all yourself. In order to ease that task we created the list below. Each library comes with a version number which usually specifies the minimum version to be used. Most of the time it’s not mandatory to use the exact …

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451 CAOS Links 2010.12.03

New CEOs for Funambol and Openbravo. Funding for 10gen. And more.

Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and, and daily at
“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Funambol appointed Amit Chawla as its new CEO.

# Openbravo appointed Paolo Juvara as its new CEO and raised a new funding round.

# 10gen raised $6.5m in third-round funding led by Sequoia Capital.

# Microsoft has reportedly invested an undisclosed sum in TurboHercules.

# …

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Adopting RAD in the Enterprise: The 14 Biggest Misconceptions

Rapid Application Development (RAD) is a way of developing computer software applications with less effort than the traditional means.

RAD tools focus on providing code generation and automated testing capabilities with the use of convention over configuration to provide a streamlined workflow to create applications.

Even with the most advanced and easiest to use RAD tools, there are times which the traditional enterprise and the business software development vendors which are having their own implementations and in-house built frameworks are continuously refusing to adopt them.

Most of the misconceptions on the RAD are based on FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) which has been created around the internal complexity of the RAD tools.

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How to debug MySQL Connector Library in Visual Studio

In text:

1. Download “”  from and extract the zip file.  Note that we need ‘src’ version of library if we want to debug in visual studio.

2. Open your Visual Studio Solution and add  “”  located at  “MySql.Data\Provider\” inside the extracted archive.

3. Add this project’s reference to your project (

4. Now you can debug into methods.

Free Building MySQL on Windows Webinar

MySQL Engineer Iggy Galarza will be presenting how to build MySQL on Windows today in a free webinar at 10 AM Pacific. To register, sign up here.

He'll be covering environment set up, including required software, like Visual Studio, Bison, CMake, Cywgin, Baazar, etc. and take you from source download to finished product.

If you deploy MySQL on Windows and want to get a jump start on building from source to take advantage of the latest patches or to do your own hacking, this webinar is for you.

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