db4free.net was born in 2005 (which makes it older than Twitter or Google Chrome) when MySQL 5.0 was in early development. 11 years went by but one thing always remained the same: the 5 in MySQL’s major version number. MySQL versions went from 5.0 to 5.1 to 5.5, 5.6 and recently to 5.7. There was always this 5.something.
While this 5 will stay around for a bit longer, it is not alone anymore.
Now there is a duplicate of the db4free.net website at
where you can create a database on a newly set up MySQL 8.0 server!
MySQL 8.0 is in very early development, the first Development Milestone Release (MySQL 8.0.0 DMR) has just been released on September, 12. It will take several months until there will be a final release.
db4free.net makes it easy to try new features early. The …[Read more]