There are freely downloadable community editions for MySQL 5.0,
5.1, 5.5 and 5.6.
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Working with Graphs in MySQL shows
how to implement edge list, nested
sets, and hybrid models of hierarchies like family
trees, plane routes and parts
explosions. There are more than 40 working
queries and routines, including a PHP function which renders
any tree graphically using the new Google Visualization API.
Who Knows Where The Time Goes? is a full account of how to implement time validity and point-in-time architecture using MySQL 5, with 70 working SQL scripts.
Visual Studio and MySQL is an 80-page walkthrough with analysis, explanation and source code for two perfectly general and complete standalone .NET versions of a Windows database-enabled application, one for MySQL 5 databases, and one for SQL Server 2005 databases. Runtime ComboBox selection of database and tables, master-detail grids, just-in-time on-the-fly DataGridView lookup browse windows, general-purpose Find dialogs, a ListView lookup browser, and more.
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|TheUsual A free, fast, user-friendly web browser interface, written in PHP, for all your MySQL databases on all your servers, whether you own the servers your databases are on, rent them, or share hosting services. Supports automatic queries, ad hoc and saved queries, automatic master-detail browsing, pagination and sorting, add/edit/copy/delete table maintenance, stored routine creation & maintenance, database maintenance & backup, and on-the-fly Area, Motion, Org/Tree, Pie and Scatter graphical charts.||Common queries Our collection of common MySQL queries soon outgrew Chapter 9. It runs now to more than 120 printed pages, and it is still growing, so we turned it into a PHP page driven by a pair of MySQL tables implementing an edge list tree model (for how to use edge list and other tree models in MySQL, see Chapter 20 of the book). Click here for the Common Queries page, and here for a panelled tree view of the same material.|
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