Appendix B. Installing Supplemental Programs
MySQL is an open-source database server very popular in open-source software development. The following instructions will guide you through the install. However, for the most current information, go to the MySQL website at
Downloading the MySQL Community Server
In a web browser, navigate to
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads. You will see a screen like the one shown in Figure B-1.
Figure B.1. FIGURE B-1
Click the MySQL Community Server link on the sidebar on the left. After you are taken to the next page, you can scroll down to see a list of operating systems, as shown in Figure B-2.
Figure B.2. FIGURE B-2
Click the operating system on which you want to install (these instructions assume you are installing on Windows).
After doing that, you will be taken to a downloads screen, as shown in Figure B-3.
Figure B.3. FIGURE B-3
Scroll down to the bottom of the next page, and click the link "No thanks, just take me to the downloads!" ...