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Top 10 MySQL GUI Tools

May 13, 2010, 04:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Gravelle)

"Most relational databases, with the notable exception of MS Access, are comprised of two distinct components: the back-end, where the data is warehoused, and the front-end, a user interface for communicating with the data component. This type of design is quite clever, as it parallels the two-tier programming model that separates the data layer from the user interface and allows the makers of the database software focus on their product's strongest suit: data storage and management. It also opens the door for third parties to create rich applications to interact with various databases. Such products include Embarcadero Rapid SQL and Oracle SQL Developer. Here are ten outstanding graphical interfaces for MySQL.

"1. Workbench

"Manufacturer: Sun Systems/Oracle Website:
Price: FREE
License: GPL License
Supported platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux"

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