While we are on the Apple theme during the annual Worldwide Developers Conference – MySQL has announced a native set of tools for MySQL administrators and developers.
Central to any database deployment are the management tools. Of course the command line is a fine method for standard tasks – however – as database infrastructure grows in complexity or size (or both) so does the demand for a more sophisticated method for the care and feeding of MySQL.
In addition to user, database and system management with MySQL Administrator, MySQL Query Browser adds in a visual environment for building, testing and analysis of queries into your systems.
I prefer using a tool such as query browser to bench test any expanded queries I may be using in a web application or simply as a report writer. Rapid GUI access to a data store is worth its weight in gold.
For most, these new ported applications are extensions of common tools, as MySQL has been supporting Linux and Windows for some time from an administration perspective.
For any developers who have been running MySQL on Macs – this is a welcome addition to the fold.