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Setting Up MySQL

Today's final section deals with setting up the MySQL database. MySQL is an Open Source database system that conforms to much of the SQL specification. It does not support several useful features of UltraDev, such as Views or Stored Procedures, but it is very fast, very stable, and quite popular for Internet applications.

An appealing feature of MySQL is that it is available for multiple platforms, and, being Open Source, can be compiled on other platforms free of charge. (The Windows binary version of MySQL, however, is shareware.) Let's look at how to configure MySQL on Windows, and then how configure it to run on a Unix (Linux) machine.


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