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Five apps that simplify cross-platform administration

MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench is available for both UNIX-based and Windows-based platforms. Its GUI is user friendly and can manage databases on the local machine or even a remote connection.

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3 comments
anil_g
anil_g

Agreed. The slideshow does not work. It makes things worse not better. Especially bad is when multiple images have the same text. Like on this article. Just keep clicking and see the same sentence, one sentence at a time, while waiting for the image to finish loading so you can move onto the next sentence. Ridiculous.

kismert
kismert

I do have to say that the slide show is my least favorite presentation format on this site. * Why the complete (slow) page refresh for every slide? * Why is this the only non-AJAX part of the site? * Why do you separate the explanatory text from the slide with the thumbnails? There are loads of slideshow components out there that work WAY better than this one.

techrepublic
techrepublic

I know these things are subjective, but I would contest the statement that "MySQL Workbench is the best graphical tool available to manage a MySQL database". It is at best sublime, and at worst terrible - a trait that was present in the original MySQL GUI tools suite that predated the Workbench product. There are even features that have disappeared from the original GUI tools (scheduled backups for starters - see the angry thread at http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=50074), so I actually keep the obsolete GUI tools installed on my dev machine. Although it's a choice between ads and paying for the tool, SQLyog is in many ways superior - the ability to copy between servers & schemata is a killer feature - and it's also cross-platform. I'm interested to see if anyone else shares my feelings on Workbench...