In the Adding a MySQL cartridge to your application recipe of this chapter, you learned how to access the MySQL database by performing an SSH into the application gear. In this recipe, you will learn how to connect with the MySQL database from your local machine.
To complete this recipe, you will need an application with a MySQL cartridge. Please refer to the Adding a MySQL cartridge to your application recipe to learn how to install a MySQL cartridge. Also, you will need the
mysql command-line client on your machine. You can download the MySQL community server (which includes the
mysql command-line client) from the official website at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/.