"If you are a database administrator or designer you know that
the right tools can make your job remarkably easier. Now many dbas
and dbds prefer the good ol' command line? After all, that's how
MySQL was intended to be used, right? Right? Although MySQL works
exceptionally well from the command line (it's not as hard as one
would think), having a solid GUI tool just opens the user up to
learning more powerful tasks and getting more work done faster.
"The one GUI tool that most people are accustomed to (with
regards to MySQL) is the MySQL GUI Tools Bundle. It's a very
user-friendly GUI that really does make the task of database
creation/administration easy. But that tool is going away (read the
full EOL announcement here). Upon first glance I thought the MySQL
team had made a big mistake. After all, how could they replace
MySQL Administrator with something even better to use? Well they
could and they did. Not only did they replace the Administrator,
they replaced all of the "Bundle" tools with a single,
cross-platform, user-friendly tool. MySQL Workbench.
"The MySQL Workbench tool is a power-user's dream come true. But
before you delve into the serious power of this tool, it's best to
know some of the basics of the tool. In this article I am going to
show you how the task of creating a MySQL database is made simple
using the MySQL Workbench."