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JSTL: JSP Standard Tag Library Kick Start by Jeff Heaton

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Appendix C. Installing MySQL

To create useful Web applications, you must use some sort of a database. In this appendix, we show you how to install a MySQL database. MySQL is a popular database that is released under a GNU Public License (GPL). There is no charge for using MySQL.

Some of the applications we present in this book require that you use a relational database. Several chapters use a forum application that demonstrates JSTL features. The forum application requires a database to maintain its user lists and message areas. In this appendix, you'll learn how to create a MySQL database that is ready to work with the forum applications we present in this book.

Obtaining and Installing MySQL

You must download a copy of MySQL to install it to your ...

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