This is exciting news: MySQL 8.0 is officially GA!
This time around we do not only offer you a new MySQL Server full of exciting new features, but also a brand new toolset that let you make the most out of MySQL, including the now GA Java database driver, MySQL Connector/J 8.0.11!
This story is about Connector/J but before even I get started I must say a few words about the new features that conducted the development of this new driver. If you prefer, you can jump directly to the Connector/J 8.0 topic below.
What’s new in MySQL Server 8.0? There’s a new Client/Server communication protocol in MySQL: the X Protocol
The X Protocol introduced in MySQL 8.0 series is the backbone for the document-oriented paradigm in the MySQL ecosystem. The new X Protocol and the old MySQL Client/Server Protocol are both available …[Read more]